The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ), along with our international colleagues from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), hosted the WIPO Roving Seminars in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April 2019.
The seminars provided updates on the latest developments in global IP services and initiatives. IPONZ representatives also gave presentations on intellectual property issues from a New Zealand perspective.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry noted that the seminars were characterised by strong stakeholder engagement, constructive discussions, and the valuable exchange of experience among speakers and participants. Erik Wilbers, the Senior Director for the Patents and Technology Sector of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, said, “I’ve had an excellent time here in New Zealand, connecting with innovators, with creators, with the people who help IP get distributed around the world and back into New Zealand.”
The following WIPO Roving Seminar presentations are now available:
- Introduction to Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives
Speaker: Mr. Erik Wilbers, Senior Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Patents and Technology Sector, PTS, WIPO
- PCT Updates, Challenges and Successful Examples
Speaker: Mr. Matthew Bryan, Director, PCT Legal and User Relations Division, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, Patents and Technology Sector, PTS, WIPO
- PCT Updates and Tips from the Office Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Neroli Ayling, Patents Team Leader, IPONZ
- Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks: Updates, Challenges and Successful Examples
Speaker: Ms. Asta Valdimarsdottir, Director, Madrid Information and Promotion Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector, BDS, WIPO
- Madrid System Updates and Tips from the Office Perspective
Speaker: Ms. Rosa Gould (LLB), Senior Trade Mark Examiner, New Zealand Intellectual Property Office, IPONZ
- Arbitration and Mediation: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Speaker: Mr. Erik Wilbers, WIPO discussing WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation services
Global Databases for Intellectual Property Platforms and Tools for the Connected Knowledge Economy
Speaker: Ms. Sandrine Ammann, Marketing and Communications Officer, Global Infrastructure Sector, WIPO discussing WIPO Translate for translating patent text, Patentscope, and more.
WIPO host a wide range of webinars relating to their systems, at a variety of times to suit different timezones.
Title: Erik Wilbers of WIPO talks about the WIPO Roving Seminars. Duration: 40 seconds
The film starts with a head and shoulders shot of a man standing in front of a pull-up banner, mostly obscuring it. The New Zealand Intellectual Property Office logo is visible in the top-left corner. Behind him can be seen people sitting at tables networking, there is background chatter.
The man is introduced by way of a title appearing on screen, he is Erik Wilbers, Senior Director, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Arbitration and Mediation Center, Patents and Technology Sector, PTS, WIPO.
Erik says to an interviewer off-camera: "So my colleagues and I we greatly enjoyed the opportunity to actually meet with the IP community here, it was an opportunity for us to learn especially, and I hope that we've added some value to their practices. They'll always be welcome to be back in touch with us."
"It's a big world out there, outside New Zealand, and IP is a great connector, it's a great bridge to that outside world, in a way that is economically relevant that makes money."
"I've had an excellent time here in New Zealand, connecting with innovators, with creators, with the people that help IP get distributed around the world and back into New Zealand."
The film fades to the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office logo, then finishes.