WTI/CUHK Summer Programme on IP 2012 Successfully Closed
Swissnex China supported the participation of three PhD students (two from the Wuhan University and one from the University of St. Gallen) in the WTI/CUHK Summer Programme on Intellectual Property that took place from 9-20 July 2012 at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre in Hong Kong.
Jointly organised by the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern (WTI) and the Law Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), this two-week programme brought together 38 government representatives, researchers, students and practitioners from 18 countries. The first course week equipped the participants with the law and economics of international intellectual property protection. The second course week was then dedicated to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in the field of intangible assets (e.g. IP in a digital environment, IP & investment, counterfeiting & piracy).
The Programme provided a unique opportunity for Swiss and Asian participants to establish valuable contacts with like-minded academics and professionals from all over the world. A second edition of the WTI/CUHK Summer Programme on Intellectual Property is planned to take place in July 2013. More information can be found on the following website: http://www.wti.org/courses/hong-kong-summer-programme-on-ip/.
"...The WTI/CUHK IP summer programme is a great programme, I really benefit a lot from the programme. The content of this programme includes the intellectual property protection on the international level and regional level, new fields regard to intellectual property such as traditional knowledge and traditional cutural expressions protection, IP and new technology, etc., intellectual property protection and economy, investment,competition, etc. I most like the lectures by Pro. Thomas Cottier and Pro. Bryan Mercurio regard to the international and regional protection of intellectual property, I got some ideas about my doctorial dissertation on their courses, and the other lectures are also great, of course..." from Xiao Shenggao, PhD student from Wuhan University.