WIPO Services and initiatives
The Federal Public Service Economy and the Directorate-General for Economic Regulation, represented by the Belgian Office for Intellectual Property (OPRI), organize, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) a half-day seminar, entitled « WIPO Services and Initiatives».
In this event, senior representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will lead an interactive programme of discussions that will be of interest to anyone involved in the international protection of IP rights.
The half-day event will provide an introduction to WIPO services and initiatives, including the international systems for the protection of IP rights, alternative dispute resolution and infrastructure for the exchange of IP Information.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is obligatory.
To proceed with your registration, please click "Register for meeting " and fill the registration form at the latest on the 13 September 2018.
Space at the seminar is strictly limited.
This seminar will take place in English.
Simultaneous translation is not provided.
|8.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.||Registration|
|9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.||
Welcome address by:
|9.15 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.||
Topic 1: Introduction to WIPO
Development of the International Legal Framework
Speaker: Ms. Monika Zikova, Program Officer, Department for Transition and Developed Countries, WIPO
|9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.||
Topic 2: The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – Introduction and Future Developments
Speaker: Ms. Eva Schumm, Legal Officer, PCT Legal and User Support Section, PCT Legal and User Relations Division, WIPO
|10.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.||
Topic 3: The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – OPRI as a receiving office
Speaker: Mr. Ben De Temmermann, Attaché , Legal and International Affairs, OPRI
|10.15 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.||
Panel Discussion: International Patenting – Challenges and Successful Experiences
Moderator: Ms. Eva Schumm, WIPO
|10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.||
Topic 4: Global IP Systems:
Speaker: Mr. Matthew Forno, WIPO
|11.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.||
Panel Discussion: Protecting Your Brands and Design at Home and Abroad
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Forno, WIPO
|11.15 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.||
Topic 5: Global Databases for IP: Platforms and Tools for the Connected Knowledge Economy
Speaker: Ms. Magdalena Zelenkovska, Senior Patent Data Manager, Patent Database Section, Global Infrastructure Sector, Global Databases Division, WIPO
|12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.||
Topic 6: BOIP and OPRI: Recent Developments, Services and Activities
|12.30 p.m. – 12.45 p.m.||
Topic 7: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Speaker: Ms. Monika Zikova, WIPO
|12.45 p.m. – 13.00 p.m.||Questions and Answers – Closing Session|
|13.00 p.m. – 14.00 p.m.||Networking Lunch|
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