TRIPS technical cooperation

Assistance technique de l'OMC relative à l'Accord sur les aspects des droits de propriété intellectuelle qui touchent au commerce (ADPIC)

Les activités d'assistance technique de l'OMC liées aux ADPIC ont pour principal objectif d'aider les Membres et les observateurs à mettre en œuvre un régime de propriété intellectuelle qui réponde à leurs objectifs de développement et à leurs autres objectifs de politique générale en fonction de la situation nationale et des besoins prioritaires.

Les activités d'assistance technique liées aux ADPIC et à la propriété intellectuelle visent à adopter une approche globale qui tienne compte de la réalité selon laquelle les choix de politique générale dans le cadre des ADPIC font partie intégrante d'un contexte de politique générale plus large. Les activités incorporent en général des connaissances dans d'autres domaines, comme les marchés publics et la politique de la concurrence.

Geneva-based workshops, symposia and training on IP

The WTO, in collaboration with other international organizations, regularly holds events on intellectual property, trade and other related subjects. Some are part of the advanced training that the WTO offers to officials, policymakers and academics. Others are available to a wider audience, in which experts share their latest thinking on topics such as public health.

Regional and national training activities

The WTO organizes regional workshops for government officials and other stakeholders. This is regularly done in collaboration with other international organizations. Regional activities, in particular, have focused on the linkages among policy areas, such as health, trade and IP.

The WTO also provides national workshop on topics determined by the host country. WTO members eligible for trade-related technical assistance can submit requests for national activities.

Online

The WTO offers four courses related to TRIPS on its eLearning platform: Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, a Short Trip through TRIPS, Copyright in the WTO and Patents in the WTO.

The WHO-WIPO-WTO online course Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation is available at the WIPO eLearning Center . Registration for this course, offered intermittently throughout the year, is available one month prior to the course start date: check here to find out whether registration is open.

WIPO-WTO cooperation

The WIPO-WTO Cooperation Agreement, and two subsequent joint initiatives, form the basis for joint cooperation in IP-related technical assistance, including training activities, publications and transparency tools.

Developed country technical assistance on TRIPS

Technical cooperation reports

Article 67 of the TRIPS Agreement requires developed country members to provide, on request and on mutually agreed terms and conditions, technical and financial cooperation in favour of developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs). They have agreed to annually provide descriptions of their TRIPS and IP-related technical and financial cooperation programmes.

Intergovernmental organizations, including the WTO, are also invited to update members on their IP-related training activities. Those reports are introduced and reviewed at the TRIPS Council's end of year meeting.

Technical cooperation contact points

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