Vacancy: Legal Officer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Vacancy in World Intellectual Property Organisation: Legal Officer - 23363-FT / Business Development and Digital Content Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector.
Coordinating with other vertical and horizontal WIPO sectors, the IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector (IES) is responsible for helping Member States develop their IP and innovation ecosystems to drive enterprise and economic growth. IES is also responsible for providing support for researchers and innovators, as well as enterprises, including SMEs, in IP commercialization and otherwise using IP for business growth; issues relating to the emergence of IP as an asset class; and the development of advisory expertise in these and related areas, for example, in national IP strategies.
Within IES, the position is located in the Business Development and Digital Copyright and Content Disputes Section of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, which is a resource center for the resolution of IP disputes between private parties through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. The Center's areas of activity are covered by the External Relations Section, the IP Disputes Section, the Business Development and Digital Copyright and Content Disputes Section, and the Internet Dispute Resolution Section.
The incumbent provides legal and technical inputs to support the identification of new ADR opportunities that inform the Center's strategic direction, including by analyzing data related to IP disputes, engaging with public and private stakeholders, and participating in the development of effective tools to streamline WIPO's IP dispute resolution services. The incumbent also contributes to the development and implementation of ADR options for copyright- and content-related disputes, and the administration of such disputes.
The incumbent reports to the Head of the Business Development and Digital Copyright and Content Disputes Section. (photo: freepik.com)