Subregional seminar on teaching the intellectual property held in Ashgabat

On November 28, 2019, the Subregional Seminar on teaching the intellectual property with the aim of exchanging the international and domestic experience in the area of intellectual property training was held in the hotel “Archabil” of Ashgabat.  

This event was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with the State Service on Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan. 

The heads and representatives of the State Service on Intellectual Property of Turkmenistan, the main and regional offices of the WIPO, international experts in the field of intellectual property, representatives of the state organizations, local and foreign institutes of higher education, as well as the scientific-research centers took part in the seminar.    

During the seminar, the participants were acquainted with the information on the activities on raising the potential and rendering the services of the WIPO in the region, the functions of the WIPO Academy in the area of teaching intellectual property, including the necessity of embedding this specialization in the programmes of the higher educational institutions.

The importance of collaboration between the state and private sectors, the necessity of enhancing the qualifications of the specialists in the area of intellectual property with the involvement of information-communication and educational technologies were underlined. The specialists presented their proposals in the sphere of preparing relevant study programmes and materials.