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TRIPS: EVENT

Geneva, 27 June to 8 July 2005
WIPO-WTO colloquium for teachers of intellectual property law

A two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition is being jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva from 27 June to 8 July 2005.

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WIPO pages on this colloquium


This colloquium is the second held by the two organizations. The main objective of the colloquium is to update university teachers of intellectual property in developing countries on the activities and instruments of the WIPO and the WTO and to provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas between them and the two secretariats on these matters. The emphasis would be on recent developments and on policy issues under debate in the two organizations. The colloquium would also be an opportunity to exchange views on teaching methodologies and outsourcing of technical cooperation.

This event is part of the programmes of the two organizations aimed at enhancing the capacity of universities in developing countries and in countries with economies in transition to develop national experts and to offer advice to governments on matters dealt with by the WIPO and WTO.

The working language will be English. Only 20 places are available for the colloquium.

A copy of the 2004 programme for the two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property law and the list of the 2004 participants is available here.

Please note that the deadline for applications has expired, we are no longer accepting applications.

WIPO and WTO acknowledge with appreciation the large response to their
invitation for participation in the Colloquium to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from June 27 to July 8, 2005.

Successful candidates have been notified directly.

Unfortunately, on this occasion it will not be possible to respond to each participant that was not selected. We however, take this opportunity to thank each of you for the interest shown in this
program.


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