ADALPI’s activities are manifold and include, apart from informal exchange of know-how and expertise, practical support which is provided upon request from national or regional governments, public institutions, IGOs, NGOs and other professional organisations representing the private sector in the areas of arts and culture, science and research.
The practical support on offer has many facets and includes amongst others the following:
- Creation of awareness of the value of creation and innovation to society
- Planning and organisation of specific intellectual property teaching programmes, including IP Clinics, for a variety of educational establishments such as universities, arts and music colleges, business schools and other professional academies, the legal profession (judges, prosecutors, attorneys) and for non-lawyers, including SMEs, who create or use intellectual property
- Supporting the establishment of research institutions and libraries specialised in intellectual property
- Advice regarding the management of intellectual property
- Legislative support
Specific projects include the following:
IP Lawyers 4 All matches IPR-holders with suitably skilled participating IP lawyers who are prepared to act “pro bono” in cross-border cases where a clear need for access to justice exists.
Cooperation with INDECOPI
ADALPI signed a Framework Agreement with the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) of Peru with a view to cooperating in the promotion and strengthening of the protection of intellectual property in Peru and other countries in the region.
The Malawi Project
In November 2016 upon the invitation of the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA), ADALPI carried out a project in Malawi in cooperation with STOP PIRACY, a Swiss non-profit association which fights actively and sustainably against counterfeiting and piracy. The project concerned the creation of awareness for the value of intellectual property and was based on the Swiss initiative “Stop Piracy”.
In 2014, ADALPI participated in a public consultation held by the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights concerning the impact of intellectual property regimes on the right to science and culture as enshrined in Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.