February 3, 2021
From 2020, WIPO GREEN reinstated its pro bono advice program, with services offered by two partnering companies, Sagacious IP and Sidley Austin LLP.
To receive legal advice on a pro-bono basis, your organization should satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
Please note that queries related to securing patent drafting and prosecution in Colombia, Ecuador, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, and South Africa should be referred to WIPO’s Inventor Assistance Program.
To apply for pro bono services, please complete the attached application form and send it to email@example.com. We will review the application to determine the applicant’s eligibility and, if selected, will direct the application to a partner law firm.
Sagacious IP, an intellectual property (IP) research and consulting firm headquartered in India, offers 300 hours of pro bono advice as part of its contribution to WIPO GREEN. This offer comprises services to WIPO GREEN users for global patent research, green technology scouting, and advisory services and support for patent licensing and IP transfer deals.
As a proud WIPO GREEN partner, Sagacious IP is keen to support the community of green innovators with IP market intelligence and monetization advice in their efforts to protect novel ideas and introduce impactful and sustainable products that help in addressing the climate change challenges faced by our society.Mr. Faiz Wahid, Regional Head for Europe at Sagacious IP
Sidley Austin LLP, an international law firm with 2,000 employees, offers legal support to WIPO GREEN users as part of their Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program. The program is not limited to IP issues.
We look forward to unlocking access to legal pro bono support to eligible WIPO GREEN entrepreneurs through Sidley Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program. It is an essential element for the success of entrepreneurs working to enhance green technology innovation.Ms. Karolina Anda Berney, Manager at Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono program at Sidley Austin LLP
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