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CARICOM and WTO to host REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR COUNTRIES OF THE CARIBBEAN

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Kingston, Jamaica, 18 To 20 April 2012

  1. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat wishes to advise Member States that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and CARICOM Secretariat, with the financial contribution of Spain to the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund, are jointly organising a Regional Workshop on Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights for Countries of the Caribbean.  The Workshop will be held at the Wyndham Kingston, in Kingston, Jamaica from 18-20 April 2012.

  2. Member States are invited to nominate two (2) capital-based senior officials (one (1) should have responsibility for intellectual property policy and the other should be from the trade authorities). Selected candidates should have successfully completed the WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) online training course at the intermediate level or, otherwise, demonstrated having acquired equivalent knowledge through professional experience.
     
  3. The WTO Secretariat will provide financing to cover travel expenses and per diem for two (2) participants from each Member State, in accordance with WTO regulations.  The CARICOM Secretariat will be responsible for arranging airfare and hotel accommodation and the payment of per diem. Personal travel arrangements made outside of this activity will be the responsibility of the participants.  The participation by Regional Organisations/Secretariats will not be funded.
     
  4. Attached is the Draft Programme of Activities for the Workshop.
     
  5. Member States are requested to submit by Friday, 30 March 2012, the names and designations of their nominees, as well as their email addresses, telephone and fax numbers.  Nominations received after this date will not be eligible for donor support.  This information should be forwarded to -

The Secretary-General
Caribbean Community:

for the attention of -

Mr. Ian King
Project Officer
External Economic and Trade Relations
CARICOM Secretariat
Tel. No.     592-222-0001-75 (Ext. 2761)
Fax No:     592-222-0165
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and copied to -

Mr. Wolf Meier-Ewert
Legal Officer
Intellectual Property Division
World Trade Organization Secretariat
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel. No.:     (41-22) 739-6344
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Ms. Verónica Scerbo
Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC)
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel. No.:     (41-22) 739-5918
Fax No.:     (41-22) 739-5764
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