Under the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Patent Examination Training programme (APERT), AfrIPI, ARIPO and the European Patent Office (EPO) have partnered together to train patent examiners of the national patent offices of ARIPO Member States.
The residential training programme will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from 11-26 July 2022 with approximately 40 participants.
The objective of the training programme is to develop the knowledge and skills of patent examiners of ARIPO Member States.
The APERT programme will include the following topics:
- competency-based framework and curriculum to train examiners;
- conducting timely, high-quality searches and examinations of local applications;
- implementing international and EPO procedures;
- second filing practices.