(solamente en inglés)
What is the colloquium meant to
The programme aims to provide
those teaching and researching in intellectual property and closely
related disciplines with an update on the activities and instruments of WIPO and the WTO. It will focus on policy issues under negotiation
or discussion in the two organizations, and place these issues in their
wider legal and policy contexts. The colloquium aims to strengthen
the capacity of universities in developing and transition countries to
develop national expertise in intellectual property, thereby building
their capacity to provide policy support on current negotiations or
discussions in WIPO and WTO.
The colloquium will further strengthen and give structure to the
exchange of practical information on relevant national or regional
experiences between university teachers and the two Secretariats.
Emphasis is laid on enabling participants to develop practical
strategies for improving teaching methodologies.
To maintain the
momentum, it will encourage the establishment and strengthening of
contacts between participants and trainers and experts for continuing
dialogue and cooperation on intellectual property teaching and research.
A copy of the provisional programme for the colloquium
is available here.
Participants are selected from eligible
candidates drawn from developing countries and countries with economies
in transition across the globe. Some additional places are
available for self-funded participants from developed countries.
The colloquium has a strong specialist focus
on the law and policy of intellectual property, and assumes that
participants have an advanced awareness of this field. Even so, it
is a multidisciplinary activity, open to lawyers, economists, and other
university teachers and researchers working in the field.
Participants will be asked to give a
presentation on an intellectual property policy that is currently under
debate in their country.
What are the
The working language will be English.
Twenty-two (22) places are available for applicants from developing
countries and countries with economies in transition. The
organizers cover their travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. An
additional five places are available for applicants from developed
countries, but they participate at their own expense.
How do I
To be eligible for consideration, applicants
for the 22 funded places must currently work as a university teacher of
intellectual property in a developing country or in a country with
an economy in transition, and have at least five years' teaching
experience. In addition,
An ongoing role in policy
analysis or advice with respect to WIPO or WTO
discussions or negotiations is desirable;
An established track record in
research and publication in the field of intellectual
property is also desirable;
Applicants must have an
advanced degree and teaching experience in intellectual
property law or international law/economics/management
with a specialization in intellectual property; and
Applicants must have an
excellent knowledge of English.
The same criteria apply for applicants for the self-funded places allocated for developed country participants.
Applicants should identify a specific topical intellectual property policy or legal issue that is currently under active debate or review in the applicant's country or region, on which he/she would be ready to make a short presentation and prepare a paper for subsequent publication. A one-page summary of this presentation must accompany the Application Form.
Interested candidates need to complete the
online and submit it by 18 March 2011.
The final selection will be made by the organizers, taking into consideration the need for regional and gender balance. Participants in previous colloquia may not apply within five years of their earlier participation, and where two applicants are equally ranked, preference will be given to applicants who have not previously taken part. Selected applicants will be directly notified by the organizers.