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Swiss-Colombian Intellectual Property Rights Project

Abstract

The Colombian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project COLIPRI is a four-year project, with the overall goal to contribute to higher competitiveness, more value added to Colombian products, and a positive impact on Colombia’s social and economic development. The Project is implemented by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). The FiBL provides consultancy in regard to project objective 3 (value chain development).

Detailed Description

The project’s objectives are:

  1. to support a process reform within the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) regarding an improved quality management of the patent examination as well as the offering of new demand driven IP-search services and trainings;
  2. to increase technology transfer by developing a national technology transfer strategy, establishing a regional and/or sectorial pilot technology transfer office, and establishing and documenting three public-private partnerships;
  3. to enable private and public stakeholders in developing tools, know-how and networks on geographical indications (GIs), and supporting two pilot GI supply chains (Bocadillo veleño and Artesanías de Colombia producers) to implement a collective development strategy to apply for GI registration and to market nationally and internationally; and
  4. to strengthen the traditional knowledge (TK) protection system to provide tangible benefits for indigenous and black communities by supporting the development of a national TK policy and providing awareness-raising among indigenous and black communities.
Financing/ Donor
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland
(Research) Program
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO - Economic Cooperation and Development
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Consultancy

Further information

The project is implemented by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).

FiBL project number 65102
Date modified 07.06.2019
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