Monday 13 February 2023, 10:00 (BST); PG15
The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please e-mail Prof. Dinusha Mendis at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Focusing on the various bilateral and multilateral Intellectual property (IP) treaties, this talk will provide insights and perspectives on their implementation as well as their impact in developed and developing countries. Moreover, and in particular, the talk will focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and what they mean for IP laws in meeting these goals by 2030. The talk will focus on some of the aims such as boosting innovation, technology exchange and creativity in addressing some of the most pressing needs of developing countries. In this context, closing the COVID-19 global vaccination gap, boosting women and youth entrepreneurship as well as tackling the existential threat of climate change are some of the ways in which IP organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) will aim to achieve the UNSDGs.
The Public lecture will provide an insight in to the impact of IP laws on UNSDGs and will discuss the challenges and opportunities in looking ahead to 2030.