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> WIPO-WTO colloquium 2005
This colloquium is the third held by the two organizations. The main
objective of the colloquium is to update university teachers of
intellectual property in developing countries and countries with
economies in transition 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
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 expertise for
teaching and policy 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 for applicants from developing countries and economies in
transition. Expenses for the 20 participants from developing countries
and countries with economies in transition will be borne by the
organizers. An additional five places will be available for applicants
from developed countries, at their own expense.
A copy of the provisional
for the colloquium is available here.
Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
Work as a university teacher of intellectual property in a developing
country or in a country with an economy in transition, (with the
exception of developed country applicants) with at least five years'
teaching experience; an ongoing role in policy advice with respect to
WIPO/WTO negotiations is desirable.
Be in possession of an advanced degree in intellectual property law or
in international law/economics/management with a specialization in
Have an excellent knowledge of English;
Indicate a topic related to the areas covered by the programme on
which the applicant would be ready to make a short presentation and
attach an electronic version of a recent paper, preferably on the same
Interested candidates will need to complete the
application form online by 14 April 2006.
The application form is also available in
Adobe PDF and applicants may also, if they wish, fax or e-mail their
applications to the following address:
Ms. Gao Hang
WIPO Worldwide Academy
Fax: (41 22) 740 1417
The final selection will be made by the organizers, taking into
consideration the need for regional and gender balance.
Consult the guide to downloading
Note for applicants
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 26 to July 7, 2006.
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