Title : TWN IP Info: WIPO – Proposal for training of judiciary raises concerns
Date : 13 April 2016
TWN Info Service on Intellectual Property Issues (Apr16/03)
13 April 2016
Third World Network
WIPO: Proposal for training of judiciary raises concerns
Published in SUNS #8220 dated 13 April 2016
New Delhi, 12 Apr (K. M. Gopakumar) — A proposal by the Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to train the judiciary of developing countries on intellectual property and development issues raises concerns.
The proposal titled “Cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights Education and Professional Training with Judicial Training Institutions in Developing and Least Developed Countries” will be discussed at the on-going 17th session of the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP).
The meeting at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva is from 11 to 15 April.
The proposal originally submitted at the 16th session of CDIP is up for substantial discussion this week.
The proposed project is to carry out judicial trainings in four selected judicial institutes from developing countries, one each from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Arab region.
The project involves development of a training program for initial/induction intellectual property rights (IPR) training and in-service IPR training.
It includes development of a tool kit and delivery of face-to-face and online training.
Further, the project also envisages the fostering of a network among judicial training institutes to learn from each other from their IPR training initiatives.