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WIPO-WTO colloquiums for intellectual property teachers

Since 2004, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have jointly organized annual two-week colloquiums for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The aim is to help the teachers become more aware of the Geneva institutions, negotiations and other activities dealing with intellectual property law and policy, and to strengthen their countries’ independent research, policy analysis and teaching in international intellectual property law with its diverse policy contexts.

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  • 2018 colloquium: invitation announcement
  • Preliminaries


  • Statements from the WIPO and WTO directors-general: The WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property has become a central feature of the burgeoning cooperation between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) on practical capacity building. Enhancing this cooperation is particularly crucial in light of the two organizations’ mandates and ongoing efforts to ensure that development considerations are an integral part of their work. More …

  • Statements from the WTO IP Division director and WIPO Academy director: Intellectual property has entered a period of unprecedented globalization, international institution-building, and a deepened understanding of the centrality of a balanced and effective intellectual property system in development.  The period has also precipitated a wide-ranging inquiry about how to adapt and apply intellectual property to benefit countries that are highly diverse in their economic, social and technological make-up, in their developmental priorities, and in their legal and commercial systems. More …
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The colloquiums

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  • WIPO Academy
    World Intellectual Property Organization 
    34, chemin des Colombettes
    CH-1211 Geneva 20

    Tel. 41 22 338 8585
    Fax: 41 22 740 1417