What is the course about?

The purpose of the course is to enhance the capacity of policymakers to develop national expertise in global intellectual property law and policy issues. This course will focus on new developments and policy issues under debate in the two organizations. Participants will benefit from engaging with experts and stakeholders on a range of IP issues, including fast-evolving topics in today's digital world such as artificial intelligence and IP, e-commerce and biotechnology.

Who should apply?

Senior government officials who want to build their technical knowledge and policymaking expertise on global IP issues may apply.

This course is designed for senior government officials involved in IP law and policymaking. Candidates must be responsible for IP and related policy issues in their country, demonstrate knowledge or professional experience in the field of IP, possess an extensive practical background in IP law, policy and practice and be proficient in English, the working language of the course.

How to apply?

WTO members and observers eligible to benefit from WTO training activities are invited to nominate up to three capital-based officials by 17 January 2020.

Detailed information regarding the application process is available here.




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