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WIPO Academy Summer Schools on Intellectual Property Law

WIPO Academy Summer Schools on Intellectual Property Law

The WIPO Academy Summer Schools provide an opportunity for university students and young professionals to acquire a deeper knowledge of intellectual property (IP) law, and how it can be used as a tool for economic empowerment, as well as the role of WIPO in the administration and the provision of global IP services.

Apply for the WIPO Academy Summer Schools on IP Law

The Summer Schools on IP Law take place in different times of the year depending on the location, since the summer season is not the same in every part of the world. Places on these summer training programs on IP law are limited, so register your application now to secure your place on one of our summer courses on intellectual property law.

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Curriculum of the Summer Schools on IP Law

All summer schools share a common curriculum, format and duration, though some offer different degrees of specialization in certain areas of IP. Participants in our summer training programs on intellectual property law are exposed to various aspects of IP, including the international systems for protecting IP rights and the interface between IP law and other disciplines.

Topics of the WIPO Academy Summer School Programs on IP Law:

The WIPO Academy Summer School Programs on Intellectual Property Law will cover the following topics:

  • International and regional patent systems;
  • Trademarks and the internet: issues and challenges;
  • Creative industries and IP: copyright licensing;
  • IP enforcement;
  • IP management and valuation;
  • IP and public health; and
  • IP, green technology and climate change.

Read the full course syllabus of the WIPO Academy Summer Schools on IP Law.

Course Format of the Summer School Programs on IP Law

The WIPO Academy Summer School Programs take an interdisciplinary and practical approach through the following methodologies:

  • lectures;
  • simulation exercises;
  • group discussions on selected IP topics;
  • panel discussions; and
  • case studies.

These Summer Schools on IP Law are often held in hybrid format, with a mix of in-person classes and virtual classes, while others are fully conducted online.

The WIPO Academy Summer Schools on IP Law provide the opportunity for students and young professionals to participate in a two-week long, intensive and interdisciplinary program on IP law.

The summer schools are aimed at university students and young professionals, as well as government officials whose duties may require them to have an understanding of how the international IP system functions and its intersection with other policy areas related to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) such as health, climate change, and agriculture.

The Summer Schools on Intellectual Property Law are taught by renowned IP experts from WIPO, IP professors, and professionals in the field from the public and private sectors.

The summer training programs on IP are offered in different locations around the world in partnership with universities, and some IP offices, in online and/or in-person formats. They share a common curriculum, though some may offer different degrees of specialization in certain areas of IP.

The summer schools are available in several languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Proficiency in the language the summer school is taught in will be required to attend the course.

The WIPO Academy summer courses on intellectual property are open to graduate and postgraduate students and young professionals from any discipline. To be admitted on the course, students must already be familiar with IP and have completed the WIPO General Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) before enrolling. The WIPO Advanced Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property Management (DL-450) is only a prerequisite for the advanced summer schools.

Candidates will be asked to submit a motivation letter as well as an up-to-date CV in their online applications.

A certificate of participation in the WIPO Academy Summer Schools is awarded to students who successfully completed the summer school's program requirements.

WIPO Academy's IP summer school fees will vary depending on the partner institutions.

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