WIPO Worldwide Academy offers following Online Certifications
* General Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) [March 1 to April 19, 2010]
Summary: This course covers the main areas of intellectual property, namely copyright, related rights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design, plant breeders’ rights, unfair competition and international registration systems.
* Patent Information Search (DL-318E) [March 11 to May 19, 2010]
Summary: The intention of this distance learning course relating to patent information searching is to introduce you to, and illustrate the concepts, of searching patent information.
* Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules (DL-317E) [March 16 to April 27, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to describe the main features and advantages of the procedures designed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; how the selection process of the most appropriate dispute resolution procedure for any given case; and how to draft appropriate dispute resolution clauses for insertion into and agreement.
* Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (DL-302E) [March 10 to May 18, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to provide training material online to cover intellectual property aspects which are closely related to trade and competition in the globablized market. Additionally, the course is intended to educate and raise awareness of some of the complex issues that surround the protection and management of intellectual property for branding.
* Patents (DL-301E) [March 9 to May 17, 2010]
Summary: This advanced course is intended to explain the basic principles of patents, their economic impact, the process of patenting, describe technology transfer, patent pool and the traditional use of patents by centers of knowledge such as universities. It covers the important aspects of the patent document used in the enforcement of patent rights and the various aspects of enforcement.
Last date for enrollment is February 18, 2010.