WIPO Worldwide Academy

In June 2006, after mutual visits by Professor Joseph Straus, Chairman of the MIPLC Managing Board, to Geneva, and by Dr. Mpazi Sinjela, Dean of the WIPO Worldwide Academy, to Munich, the MIPLC and the Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding for their future cooperation. The ambit of the agreement comprises cooperation in research, teaching and training of human resources in the field of intellectual property protection, and also the exchange of lecturers. Additionally, starting as of the academic year 2006/07, a limited number of MIPLC students have the opportunity to complete their internships at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva.

The first fruit borne by this cooperation was the Joint Conference on "Intellectual Property Education and Research" held in November 2006 at the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India.