Signature of a cooperation agreement between the WIPO and the CEIPI (University of Strasbourg)

07.12.2013

A cooperation agreement between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the CEIPI was signed at the latest board meeting of the CEIPI that took place on 7 June 2013 in Strasbourg.

This agreement reinforces an enduring cooperation between CEIPI and WIPO, established in 1978, which has enabled (in cooperation with the French INPI) the training of senior civil servants of industrial property offices of developing countries, of least developed countries and of countries in transition. The reinforcement of human resources specialized in intellectual property in these countries will be improved by the joint organization of an annual advanced course designed for government officials

Through this agreement, the two institutions aim to reinforce their cooperation in education and training in the field of intellectual property with the aim of responding to the needs of developing countries, of least developed countries and of countries in transition. Training seminars for the judiciary will also be implemented.

The CEIPI and the WIPO will regularly exchange information on their respective programs and will consult each other regularly so as to optimize their education and training programs in the field of intellectual property.