Practice Debate Topic – Addressing counterfeiting and piracy issues.

Conference Topic  – Discussing the current challenges faced in the field of IP and software patent protection in the digital environment.

World Intellectual Property Organisation

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is dedicated to helping to ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property (IP) are protected worldwide and that inventors and authors are, thus, recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity. WIPO undertakes activities in three main areas, namely (i) the progressive development of international intellectual property law; (ii) assistance to developing countries to build intellectual property capacity at national and regional levels and encourage more effective use of IP as tool for economic development; and (iii) services to industry and the private sector to facilitate the process of obtaining intellectual property protection in multiple countries.