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Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

World Intellectual Property Organisation

In 2014 Professor Duncan Matthews, on behalf of QMIPRI, and Professor Spyros Maniatis, on behalf of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) travelled to Geneva to sign a landmark Cooperation Agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Under the terms of the Cooperation Agreement, CCLS, through QMIPRI, provides WIPO with legal expertise and and contributes to WIPO training activities for the benefit of developing countries. QMIPRI also has Observer status at WIPO granted by the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO at the request of the Secritariat. As such, QMIPRI is entitled to attend and make interventions at WIPO meetings.

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In 2019 QMIPRI's Dr Noam Shemtov prepared a Scoping Study on Availability and Use of Intellectual Property Tools to Protect Mobile Applications for three beneficiary countries, namely Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Philippines. The Scoping Study has been developed under the Development Agenda project on Enhancing the Use of Intellectual Property in the Software Sector. A summary of the Scoping Study has been prepared by the Secretariat.