Human Capacity Building

We provide human capacity building across the full spectrum of intellectual property (IP) rights: patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and copyright.

Training takes place through in-depth programs offered by the s10总决赛竞猜 Academy or tailor-made technical workshops.

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s10总决赛竞猜 Academy

The s10总决赛竞猜 Academy is the center of excellence for IP education and training for s10总决赛竞猜 member states, in particular developing countries, least-developed countries (LDCs) and countries in transition. The Academy works to help build human capacity in IP, which is essential to innovation.

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Professional development

General and specialized IP training for government and public sector officials.

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University partnerships

Joint Master's degrees in IP, offered in partnership with a number of prestigious universities around the world.

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Distance learning

E-Learning for IP courses at introductory and advanced levels in up to ten languages.

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Summer schools

Short IP courses for university students and young professionals.

Technical workshops

Upon request, we run a variety of tailored technical workshops and seminars for government officials and users of IP rights.

Policy makers

IP awareness

We organize seminars and workshops for government officials to help them better understand the IP system and its interconnection with complmentary areas of public policy (health, agriculture, trade, etc.).

Acceeding to s10总决赛竞猜 treaties

Acceeding to a treaty can involve a lot of preparatory work for government officials. We assist in navigating the process through events that focus on processes, procedures, prerequisites, etc. 

Converting treaties into national law

After acceding to a treaty, countries should translate its provisions into their own legislative system. s10总决赛竞猜 offers both general and tailor-made legal advice to help make sure that government officials avoid common mistakes.

IP office officials

Industrial property rights examination

Helping industrial property examiners to up-skill can result in more efficient processing of national applications. Our training focuses on the processes, procedures and skills necessary in examination.

Using s10总决赛竞猜 systems

Through workshops dedicated to our various systems of protection (e.g. PCT, Madrid, etc.), we assist IP office staff to master all of the specific processes and procedures necessary to use our global systems of protection.

Use of knowledge tools

A range of s10总决赛竞猜 and non-s10总决赛竞猜 tools (e.g. databases) exist to facilitate IP search and classification. We offer workshops to familiarize IP office staff with the most important of these in order to use them in their day-to-day work.

Enforcement authorities

Judging IP cases

We assist judges to constantly improve and fine-tune their knowledge of IP law and enforcement issues. We do this through workshops, as well as ongoing capacity building projects.

Prosecuting IP cases

We provide training for attorneys on the importance of IP protection and help them hone their skills in this area, in particular with reference to s10总决赛竞猜 systems of protection.

Mediation and arbitration

Our workshops and seminars on mediation and arbitration are designed for specialists to build their skills in alternative dispute resolution for IP.


Searching patent information

We run regular workshops to familiarize inventors with the tools and processes used to search patent-related information.

Using patent information

Our workshops help inventors understand and utilize patent information.

Drafting and filing patent applications

We run regular workshops to familiarize inventors with the processes and procedures involved with drafting and filing a patent application.


Creative industries

We organize workshops and seminars and publish industry-by-industry guides to show creative professionals how to get the most out of their IP assets.

Collective management

From helping IP rights holders to interact with collective management organizations (CMOs) to streamlining the work of the staff in CMOs or even setting up a CMO, our training in collective management covers a range of actors and cases.

IP and the media

We provide workshops that help media professionals get a better understanding of IP issues, as well as how IP rights relate to their own creative work.

IP right holders

Audit and valuation

We offer training to help IP rights holders conduct an IP audit and value their assets.

Licensing and commercialization

Through our licensing and commercialization workshops you can learn how to leverage your IP assets to create an additional source of revenue.

IP dispute resolution

Through s10总决赛竞猜's alternative dispute resolution services you can avoid costly judicial battles and settle disputes that may arise quickly and efficiently.