WIPO Roving Seminar programme and registration


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WIPO Roving Seminar programme and registration

IPONZ is pleased to announce the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be coming to New Zealand as part of its worldwide series of free roving seminars.

The sessions will run from 9am until 2pm:

  • Auckland on 13 March 2017, at the Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson Street.
  • Wellington on 15 March 2017, at Te Papa, 55 Cable Street.

Registration closes 4pm on Thursday 9 March 2017.

How to Register

Register to attend a WIPO Roving Seminar online.

These seminars are invaluable for anyone with an interest in global intellectual property protection and doing business internationally.

WIPO Roving Seminar Programme



Topic 1, 9.15am: 

Development of the International Legal Framework Major Intellectual Property (IP) Economic Studies

Mr. Victor Vázquez López, Head, Section for Coordination of Developed Countries, Department for Transition and Developed Countries (TDC), WIPO

Topic 2, 9.30am:

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – Update on ePCT and future development

Ms. Anjali Aeri, Program Officer, PCT International Cooperation Division, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, WIPO

Topic 3, 10.00am:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Victor Vázquez López, WIPO

Topic 4, 11.00am:

International Registration System of Marks, Madrid – Management and maintenance of the international registration

Mr. Matthew Forno, Senior Counsellor, Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS), WIPO

Topic 5, 11.30am:

Global Intellectual Property Infrastructure; IPONZ and WIPO - the international dimension 

Mr. Yoshiyuki Takagi, Assistant Director General, Global Infrastructure Sector (GIS), WIPO

Topic 6, 12 noon:

Update from IPONZ 


Open discussion - Q&As


Networking Lunch


Attorneys may be able to claim CPD hours. Places are limited, register today.

Published on March 7, 2017