ABOUT  

The two-week WIPO-IPOPHL Summer School on Intellectual Property program provides an opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge of each domain of intellectual property (IP).

This Summer School is offered jointly by the WIPO Academy and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

CURRICULUM

The program consists of lectures by eminent WIPO and IPOPHL resource persons, and external experts in the field of IP as well as case studies and group discussions on selected IP topics.

A certificate of participation is awarded to those who successfully complete all requirements of the program.

PARTICIPANTS & ELIGIBILITY

The program is geared towards senior students (graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline, who are seeking to develop a broader understanding of intellectual property.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Manila, accommodation and living expenses during their participation in the program.

INSURANCE & MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Non-resident participants will be provided with insurance coverage for the duration of their stay in connection with the Summer School program.

Each participant will be required to present a medical certificate upon arrival.

REGISTRATION DETAILS & FEES

Register online HERE and submit the following on or before August 25, 2019

  • Motivation letter for Summer School (Max 300 words)
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Identification document such as passport or national ID

Selected applicants will be notified two weeks after registration deadline.

Registration fees are payable to IPOPHL upon notification of acceptance.

They fall into the following categories:

  1. Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries:

Regular rates: 

  • Students: P10,500
  • Young professionals: P15,600

2. Students and young professionals from developed countries:

Regular rates: 

  • Students: P20,800
  • Young professionals: P31,200

CONTACT INFO

For inquiries, please send an e-mail to ipacademy@ipophil.gov.ph or call (+632) 238 6300 loc. 1007 or 5402. You may look for Director Frederick Romero or Ms Danya Regondon 

PROGRAM

Day 1 – September 2, Monday

TIME

AGENDA

 SPEAKER

9.00 – 9.30

Registration and Administrative Matters

 

9.30 – 10.00

Introduction of program and participants

IPOPHL Representative

10.00 – 10.15

Welcome addresses

Director General
Josephine R. Santiago

10.15 – 10.45

Coffee Break

 

10.45 – 11.15

Topic 1: Presentation of Partner Institution

IPOPHL Representative 

11.15 – 11.30

Discussion

IPOPHL Representative

11.30 – 12.00

Topic 2: Introduction to WIPO and New Developments

Dr. Pushpendra Rai, WIPO 

12.00 – 12.30

Discussion

Dr. Pushpendra Rai, WIPO

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 16.30

Study Visit

IPOPHL Office Tour

Day 2 – September 3, Tuesday

TIME

AGENDA: PATENT AND INNOVATION

SPEAKER

9.00 – 10.00

Topic 3: International Patent Landscape

WIPO Academy Lecturer

10.00 – 10.30

Discussion

WIPO Academy Lecturer

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.00

Topic 4: Exceptions, Limitations and Flexibilities

Atty. Susan Villanueva
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office

12.00 – 12.30

Discussion

Atty. Susan Villanueva
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 15.00

Topic 5: Patent Information and its Usefulness: A Practical Approach

Atty. Rowanie Nakan
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office

15.00 – 15.30

Discussion

Atty. Rowanie Nakan
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office

15.30 – 16.00 

Coffee Break

 

16.00 – 17.30

Topic 6: Patents and Nanotechnology: Case Study

WIPO Academy Lecturer

Day 3 – September 4, Wednesday

TIME

AGENDA: COPYRIGHT & RELATED RIGHTS

SPEAKER

9.00 – 10.00

Topic 3: International Patent Landscape

Atty. Ferdinand Negre
Bengzon, Negre, Untalan Law Office

10.00 – 10.30

Discussion

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.00 – 12.00

Topic 8: Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright and Related Rights: Ongoing Debates

Atty. Ginalyn Badiola
IPOPHL

12.00 – 12.30

Discussion

 

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 15.00

Topic 9: Copyright and the Public Domain

Atty. Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
ACCRALAW

15.00 – 15.15

Coffee Break

 

15.15 – 16.00 

Topic 10: Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights

Atty. Mark Thursday Alciso
FILSCAP

16.00 – 17.30

Topic 11: International Copyright Treaties and Systems / Emerging Issues in the Digital Environment

Atty. Louie Calvario
IPOPHL

Day 4 – September 5, Thursday

TIME

AGENDA: MARKS

SPEAKER 

9:00 – 10:00

Topic 12: International Trademark Landscape

Director General
Josephine R. Santiago
IPOPHL

10:00 – 10:30

Discussion

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:00

Topic 13: Infringements and Abuses of Marks on the Internet /
Internet Domain Names and Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedures (UDRP)

Atty. Regina Rara-Reyes
MarksPro Philippines

12:00 – 12:30

Discussion

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:30

Topic 14: International Trademark Treaties and Systems

Assistant Director Jesus Antonio Ros
IPOPHL

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00 – 16:45 

Topic 15: Protection of Non-Traditional Marks and Well-Known Marks

Assistant Director Jesus Antonio Ros
IPOPHL

16:45 – 17:00

Discussion

 

Day 5 – September 6, Friday

TIME

AGENDA: OTHER IP RIGHTS

SPEAKERS

9:00 – 10:00

Topic 16: Trade Secrets: Issues and Best Practices

Atty. Editha Hechanova
Hechanova Bugay Vilchez &
Andaya-Racadio Law Office

10:00 – 10:30

Discussion

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:00

Topic 17: Design Protection and its Interface with other IP Areas

Atty. Mila Federis
Federis & Associates Law Offices

12:00 – 12:30

Discussion

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:30

Topic 18: Geographical Indications in the Promotion of National Products: Case study

Atty. Irma Morcillo
IPOPHL

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00 – 17:00 

Topic 19: Protection of Plant Varieties and the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention

TBD

17:00 – 17:30

Discussion

 

Day 6 – September 9, Monday

TIME

AGENDA: IP AS A BUSINESS ASSET

SPEAKERS

9:00 – 9:45

Topic 20: Economics of IP

Atty. Daniel Hofileña
Tolosa Javier Law

9:45 – 10:15

Discussion

 

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

 

10.30 – 11.30 

Topic 21: Intellectual Property Management

Darwin Saribay
PwC Philippines

11:30 – 12:30 

Topic 22: Copyright Licensing: A Practical Approach

Atty. Anton Peralta
Calleja Law Office

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 15:00

Topic 23: Transfer of Technology and Licensing

Atty. Patricia Bunye
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office

 

15:30 – 15:30

Coffee Break

 

15:30 – 18:00 

Topic 24: Simulation Exercises on Licensing Negotiations

Atty. Patricia Bunye
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Office

 

Day 7 – September 10, Tuesday

TIME

AGENDA: CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL IP CHALLENGES

SPEAKERS

9:00 – 10:00

Topic 25: IP and E-Commerce

Atty. Edmund Jason Baranda
Baranda & Associates

10:00 – 10:30

Discussion

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 11:45 

Topic 26: IP and Public Health: Issues and Challenges

Assistant Director Ann Edillon
IPOPHL

11:45 – 12:00 

Discussion

 

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 14:45

Topic 27: Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Towards a Suitable Protection System

Ms. Rosa Fernandez
IPOPHL

15:15 – 15:45 

Coffee Break

 

15:45 – 17:45  

Topic 28: IP and Food Security: Issues and Challenges

TBA

Day 8 – September 11, Wednesday

TIME

AGENDA: CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL IP CHALLENGES

SPEAKER

9:00 – 11:00

Topic 29: Unfair Competition, Antitrust and Intellectual Property

Atty. Divina Ilas-Panganiban
Quisumbing Torres Law Office

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

 

11:30 – 12:30

Topic 30: IP and Biodiversity: International Landscape and Current Issues

Assistant Director Ann Edillon
IPOPHL

12:30 – 14:00 

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 14:30 

Topic 31: Intellectual Property and Biotechnology

Director Lolibeth Medrano
IPOPHL

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:30 – 15:00

Discussion

 

15:00 – 17:30 

Meetings with experts / Individual research (Library)

 

Day 9 – September 12, Thursday

TIME

AGENDA: IP ENFORCEMENT

SPEAKER

9:00 – 10:30

Topic 32: Enforcement of IP Rights

TBD

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:30

Topic 33: Alternative Dispute Resolution in IP Disputes: Simulation Exercises

Atty. Arthur Autea
Arthur Autea & Associates

12:30 – 14:00 

Lunch Break

 

14:00 – 17:00 

Group Discussion

Group I: IP, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized

 

Enterprises (SMEs): Best Practices

Group II: Copyright in the Digital Age

Group III: Patent Valuation

Group IV: Internet and Trademarks

 

17:00  – 18:00

Preparation of the Report by Each Group

 

Day 10 – September 13, Friday

TIME

AGENDA

9:30 – 10:30

Plenary Session – Presentation of Group Reports

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary Session – Presentation of Group Reports

12:00 – 12:30 

Evaluation and Closing of the Program