Statement of need
Intellectual property law is increasingly complex, putting pressure on practitioners to specialise in narrow fields of the discipline. Intellectual property has assumed a vital role with the rapid pace of technological, scientific and medical innovation that is being witnessed today. Intellectual property has therefore grown into one of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing fields of law thereby necessitating the demand for IP professionals well-versed in this area to deal with (IPRs) across national and international borders.
Therefore, this course has been designed to provide the participants with a wide perspective and in-depth knowledge in intellectual property to enable them to get solid grounding in the legislative framework, practice and procedure of the intellectual property protected through patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and geographical indications. The course facilitates an essential interaction of law and practice through the close involvement of the legal profession in the design and teaching of the course.
Officials from Registrars of IP, Trade and Trade Related Ministries, Practitioners, and business captains
a) Venue 1: Harare, Zimbabwe
Date: 7 – 18 October 2024
b) Venue 2: Arusha
Date: 12 – 23 Feb 2024