From December 16-21, Dr. Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid from the Faculty of Law at Ono Academic College led a delegation of Ono students to Switzerland for the 11th WIPO-ONO Seminar held at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and the Swiss Center for Comparative Research in Lausanne. Having earned a reputation as the ultimate collegiate seminar on innovations in intellectual property law, the WIPO-ONO Seminar drew 54 students and 7 lecturers from 7 universities in Israel, the US and several Eastern European countries.
Mr. Michal Svantner, Director of WIPO’s Department for Transition and Developed Countries, opened the conference by applauding the international student assembly for their participation, and thanked Dr. Yanisky-Ravid for founding the seminar and ensuring its steady growth over the last 11 years. Speaking on behalf of all the professors, Dr. Yanisky-Ravid also addressed the students to emphasize the connection between intellectual property and Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
All of the students thoroughly enjoyed the seminar, which was a wonderful academic and cultural exchange experience for all involved.