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WIPO Indigenous Intellectual Property Law Fellowship, Switzerland

WIPO Indigenous Intellectual Property Law Fellowship, Switzerland

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announce WIPO Indigenous Intellectual Property Law Fellowship in Switzerland

Study Subject(s):Intellectual Property Law
Course Level:Research
Scholarship Provider: The World Intellectual Property Organization
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland

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  • A recognized and active member of an indigenous community
  • An established track record in advising on and researching legal issues relating to indigenous peoples and the law and practice of intellectual property
  • Legal qualifications, or equivalent in practical expertise and community work, preferably with specific components relating to intellectual property law or closely related areas of law
  • Ability to work effectively in English, and to work fluently in and prepare documents suitable for publication in at least one of the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish)
  • A record of publications (general awareness raising, formal legal analysis, or scholarly publications) and/or participation in community consultations and outreach would be an advantage
  • The Fellow will also be selected on the basis of demonstrated capacity to contribute directly to the approved program outputs established in the WIPO Program and Budget.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Program Description

The law and practice of intellectual property are of increasing interest to indigenous peoples, stemming from concerns that indigenous cultural heritage and knowledge systems should be recognized and dealt with in conformity with the interests, values and customary practices of their custodians.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, provides that indigenous peoples “have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions”. Many communities have active practical programs to protect their intellectual property interests, and many also take an active role in international policy debates touching on intellectual property law.

The WIPO Indigenous Intellectual Property Law Fellowship builds on a series of initiatives to ensure that indigenous peoples are actively and effectively involved in the work of WIPO on issues that matter to them. It recognizes, and seeks to foster, the strong legal expertise that exists within indigenous communities, and offers an opportunity both for a valuable professional opportunity and a practical role within the WIPO Secretariat on the program dealing most closely with issues of concern to indigenous peoples, including the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (the IGC) and related consultations and program activities.

How to Apply: By Post and Online

Application Deadline: Check back next year.

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