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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

IP Opportunity At Proyecto ACCESO

Proyecto ACCESO (English version) "strive[s] to create innovative and entertaining programs to increase access to justice and build confidence in the legal institutions of the Western Hemisphere," primarily by training legal professionals in Latin America. Additionally, as I learned recently from James Cooper, the project's Director and an Assistant Dean at California Western School of Law, Proyecto ACCESO has a new initiative focused on intellectual property:

Training for Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement
As you may know, the streets of the world are filled with vendors selling pirated copies of books, compact discs, DVDs and clothing. What many people have recently come to learn, however, is that the money gleaned from this theft often finance terrorist groups such as Hezbollah. To be sure, the devastating effects of intellectual property rights violations have not gone unrecognized nor has Chile's high potential for legitimate electronic commerce within its export and service-orientated economy.

Asst. Dean Cooper is looking for instructors to assist with the project's IP initiative, and emails,

Proyecto ACCESO, a not for profit legal skills training program that trains judges, prosecutors and defenders around Latin America, is looking for Spanish-speaking instructors with experience in prosecution and investigation of Intellectual Property rights crimes. A specialized training program in Chile is being developed and ACCESO is searching for instructors to join its interdisciplinary team. ... If you are interested in learning more, please email James Cooper ... at

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