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WIPO Academy and Peru Brace for Stronger Cooperation in IP Education and Skills-building

15-May-2024 | Source : The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) | Visits : 574

GENEVA - Mr. Sherif Saadallah, Executive Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, undertook a high-level visit to Lima, Peru from April 8 to 11, 2024 to discuss ongoing and future collaboration in the area of intellectual property (IP) education, training and skills-building with key partners, according to the official website of WIPO. 

Mr. Saadallah and the WIPO Academy delegation met with Mr. Sergio Gonzáles Guerrero, the Minister of Production of Peru, and Mr. John Peter Camino Cannock, Peru’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. Meetings were held with high-level officials from both institutions, in addition to the Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi); the Peruvian National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC); and representatives from the technology and innovation support centers (TISCs) network.

Current & future IP education projects with Peru

Mr. Saadallah and the WIPO Academy delegation addressed ongoing and future projects in Peru, such as:

Uchi CreActivo, which is being delivered under WIPO’s Build Back Fund to empower children of the Awajún indigenous community to use IP to promote and benefit economically from their traditional knowledge and cultural expressions for generations to come. Two field visits from WIPO and Indecopi appointed experts were recently completed to collect information from the Awajún indigenous community and develop the tools for the next phase of the project including an IP Playhouse for children and IP commercialization strategies for traditional products;
The “IP as a Strategic Tool for Start-ups” project, which is to be implemented with CONCYTEC and the Ministry of Production to enable Peruvian start-ups to use IP management as a tool to attract investments;
IP training for diplomats to be implemented with the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy; and
A Diploma in IP Management and Innovation to be offered by the IP School of Indecopi to certify individuals with the skillset to strategically manage IP assets and foster innovation.

All joint projects between the WIPO Academy and Peru are facilitated by Indecopi and its IP School, which is a WIPO Intellectual Property Training Institution (IPTI).

Launch of the first regional online course on IP for the Andean Community

The official visit to Lima, Peru also coincided with the launch of the tailored version of the WIPO Academy’s landmark General Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) for the Andean Community. The course was developed by the WIPO Academy and the General Secretariat of the Andean Community to cover the basics of IP in the context of legislation and examples relevant to the Andean Community.

Registration for the new tailored course, which is offered in Spanish, is open until August 30, 2024, on the WIPO eLearning Center.

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