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13 May 2020

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) took the initiative to hold in the near future a series of Roving Seminars with the aim to bring WIPO services and initiatives closer to the stakeholders. This approach appeared due to various restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In particular, WIPO staff will present basic information on the services that fall within their competence (The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Hague system for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Global Infrastructure, IP Portal), and refer briefly to some of the measures they have adopted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the 90-minute webinars will provide an opportunity to ask organizers questions of interest, as well as interact with other participants.

The nearest webinar will be held on May 26, 2020 at 6 p.m. Minsk time. It is mainly targeted at the interested parties in Europe, Central Asia and North America. You can register for the event here.

Consequently, the 2nd webinar aimed at stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, as well as English-speaking stakeholders in other countries in Asia-Pacific will follow shortly. Other seminars will follow in French, Spanish and German.

Information about the program and other details of the webinar will be made available for review on the WIPO website.