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1 SMEs Division Activities of SMEs Division March 2008 Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya Director Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Division World Intellectual Property Organization

2 SMEs Division 2 Status: An intl intergovernmental organization Member States: 184 Staff: 932 from 98 countries Treaties Administered: 24 Decisions by: GA, WIPO Conference Guiding Principles: Transparency, Accountability, Consensus To promote the protection of IP rights worldwide and extend the benefits of the international IP system to all member States WIPOs Mission: Basic Facts about WIPO

3 SMEs Division 3 WIPO Milestones : 1883 to 2007 Paris Convention Berne Convention Madrid Agreement BIRPI Hague Agreement BIRPI moves to Geneva WIPO Convention WIPO established PCT Madrid Protocol Internet Treaties

4 SMEs Division 4 Outreach and Capacity Building Intellectual Property Offices Public Sector & Policy-Makers Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Universities, R & D Institutions, General Public & Civil Society Building awareness

5 SMEs Division 5 WIPOs Activities Norm- Setting Services to Industry Enterprise and Economic Development

6 SMEs Division 6 SMEs Division: Background In September 2000, the WIPO Assemblies approved the creation of a substantial new program of activities, focusing on the IP-related needs of SMEs worldwide October 2000: SMEs Division established

7 SMEs Division 7 Strategy 1.Demystification 2.New audience 3.New Areas 4.Proactive 5.E-Services 6.Partnerships 7. Training the Teachers/Trainers

8 SMEs Division 8 (1) Demystification National Studies on SME Development Publications/Guides Events and expert missions Website and newsletter Multimedia Product (IP PANORAMA) Original Articles Case Studies

9 SMEs Division 9 (1) Demystification (Guides) WIPO/ITC Guide on Marketing of Crafts and Visual Arts; Role of Intellectual Property; A practical guide WIPO/ITC Guide on Secrets of Intellectual Property: Guide for Small and Medium Sized Exporters WIPO/ITC Guide on Exchanging Value: Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements - A Training Manual ITC Guide on Exporting Automotive Components ITC Guide on Pharmaceutical SMEs (Forthcoming)

10 SMEs Division 10

11 SMEs Division 11 (1) Demystification (Guides) IP for Business Series Making a Mark (Trademarks) Looking Good (Designs) Inventing the Future (Patents) Creative Expression (Copyright)

12 SMEs Division 12 (1) Demystification (Guides)

13 SMEs Division 13 Translation and/or customization: One or more guides, completed or ongoing in the following 60 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Iran, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam 16 members countries of the OAPI (combined, single version) (1) Demystification (Guides)

14 SMEs Division 14 IP in Franchising Valuation of IP Open Innovation Trade Secrets Photographers Patent Information Trademark Licensing (1) Demystification (New Guides; under preparation)

15 SMEs Division 15 (1) Demystification (Events) Special programs, seminar and workshops organized by the SMEs Division in Geneva in partnership with selected associations and organizations Annual WIPO Forum on IP and SMEs for IP Offices of OECD Countries

16 SMEs Division 16 (1) Demystification (Website) Website of the SMEs Division in six UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese) More than 2.2 million pages views in 2007 Contents include sections such as IP for Business, IP and E-Commerce, Activities, Best Practices, Case Studies and Documents

17 SMEs Division 17 (1) Demystification (Website)

18 SMEs Division 18 (1) Demystification (Newsletter) Monthly e-newsletter in the 6 UN languages (Free) Content includes articles, updates with information, links and documents Launched in August 2001 Total number of subscribers: >26,000

19 SMEs Division 19 (1) Demystification (CD-ROM) Marketing and customization E-learning CD ROM (in partnership with KIPO: IP PANORAMA) 50,000 copies of the SMEs Division CD-ROM distributed to SME support institutions, IP Offices and others worldwide

20 SMEs Division 20 (1) Demystification (Articles) Some articles recently published: Trade Secrets and Employee Loyalty Introduction of Changes to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs Clusters of Innovation and Life Sciences University Trademark Licensing: Creating Value Through a "Win-Win" Agreement Independent Existence or Coexistence of Identical or Similar Trademarks SMEs or Micromultinationals? Leveraging the Madrid System for International Branding

21 SMEs Division 21 (2) New Audience Bringing IP issues to SME events Bringing new business perspective to IP events New partnerships: Open door policy IGOs; government focal points; SME support, training and financial institutions; chambers of commerce and industry; SME associations; SME research institutions; private sector institutions, universities; etc...

22 SMEs Division 22 (3) New Areas IP and Financing (Business Angels, Venture capitalists, securitization): Intellectual Capital Readiness Accounting and Valuation of IP assets; IP Report IP Asset Management, IP Due Diligence and IP Audit Fiscal policies and IP (tax incentives for R&D activities, patenting, licensing, etc.) IP services to tenants of incubators, IP needs of SMEs in agribusiness, biotechnology, handicrafts, software, textiles, tourism, etc IP Issues in Franchising Geographical Indications, Collective Marks, Certification Marks Masters Program on IPRs for SMEs (Caserta, Italy) Courses/Modules on Business Aspects of IPRs for University Students in MBA, Engineering, Biotechnology, International Business, and other programs/courses (based on SMEs Divisions publications and IP PANORAMA)

23 SMEs Division 23 (4) Being Proactive Original Content Links Best Practices Case Studies Country Studies

24 SMEs Division 24 (5) E-Services Web site content SME mail newsletter; monthly Distance learning (IP PANORAMA) Best Practices on IPR Support Services

25 SMEs Division 25 (6) Partnerships with… National and Regional IP Offices National SME focal points in government, private sector Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICC) SME Associations (INSME); Cooperatives Incubators, Science Parks, Technology Parks Universities; R & D Institutions Private Sector Consultants SME Finance Institutions (including business angels and venture capitalists) Other UN Agencies (ITC, ILO, UNIDO, AfDB) OECD, Multilateral Investment Fund of IADB

26 SMEs Division 26 (6) Partnerships for… Joint events National adaptation/customization Teaching/Training (Training the Trainers) New Guides (LES International: Trademark Licensing) Surveys/studies Expert missions Policy guidance and input

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