Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): WIPO-WTO Colloquium for IP Teachers is back in action with its 17th edition after a year-long hiatus due to Covid pandemic, which is taking place virtually from November 1-12, 2021.
A total of 30 teachers and researchers representing 28 countries, in addition to 25 Colloquium alumni, who submitted research papers for 2020 WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers are participating.
Prof (Dr) Ghayur Alam, senior most Professor of Law and Dean, Undergraduate Studies, at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, who is an alumnus of WIPO-WTO Colloquium, has been invited by WIPO-WTO to contribute a paper for 2020 WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers, is participating as an observer in 17th edition of Colloquium.
A paper titled, Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Patent, Indian Courts and Public Policy, by Professor Alam has already been published in WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers, Volume 10 (2019).
Since 2004, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the WTO (World Trade Organisation) have jointly organised annual two-week Colloquiums for teachers of intellectual property (IP) from developing countries and economies in transition. The aim is to help teachers become more aware of Geneva institutions, negotiations and other activities dealing with IP law and policy, and to strengthen their countries’ independent research, policy analysis and teaching in IP law.
WIPO Academy News has published the message from Hasan Klieb, WIPO Deputy Director, Anabel Gonzalez, WTO Deputy Director and testimonials from six alumni including a testimonial from Professor Alam who in his message stated, inter alia, that colloquium provides an excellent opportunity to introspect and estimate one’s own standing in IP scholarship.
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