TRIPS technical cooperation

Asistencia técnica de la OMC en relación con el Acuerdo sobre los Aspectos de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual relacionados con el Comercio (ADPIC)

El principal objetivo de las actividades de asistencia técnica de la OMC relacionadas con los ADPIC es ayudar a los Miembros y a los observadores a poner en marcha un régimen de propiedad intelectual que cumpla sus objetivos de desarrollo y otros objetivos de política en función de sus circunstancias internas y sus necesidades prioritarias.

Las actividades de asistencia técnica relacionadas con los ADPIC y la propiedad intelectual procuran adoptar un enfoque holístico en consonancia con el hecho de que las opciones de política en el marco del Acuerdo sobre los ADPIC forman parte integrante de un contexto de política más amplio. Las actividades incorporan habitualmente conocimientos especializados de otras esferas, como la contratación pública y la política de competencia.

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. The next course is scheduled from 1 April to 7 May 2020 and is now open for registration.

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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