Expanding knowledge on IP in Africa is essential to create a strengthened IP network. It contributes to the development of human resources in the field of IP in Africa, creating a critical mass of professionals with the necessary skills to enable them to play a leading role in promoting the teaching, use and protection of intellectual property.
OAPI, in collaboration with WIPO and the University Yaoundé II, has been delivering for several years a very comprehensive master’s programme on IP in Cameroon.
EUIPO has traditionally collaborated with OAPI by delivering some sessions of this programme. Through this activity, AfrIPI will continue providing expertise and sharing of EU best practices, as well as the most recent EU case-law and latest developments, to the master’s students.