Switzerland, Geneva

WIPO - University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property

when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee CHF 250

The University of Geneva, together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will organize a two-weeks WIPO-University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property (June 25 to July 6). The Summer School takes place during the first week in the premises of the University of Geneva Law School, and during the second week at the WIPO headquarters. The Summer School is open to approximately 60 senior students (graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline (from law to economics).

The Summer School offers an invaluable education program in intellectual property (IP). Selected applicants will be notified one week after the registration deadline that shall be made online on the WIPO website (see below 5) except for applicants from the University of Geneva who can apply for a free participation (see tab Application).

The objective of the Summer School is to provide an opportunity for advanced students or young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP, and to gain an appreciation of IP as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development and the role WIPO plays in the global administration of IP.

The Summer School program covers all main areas of IP (namely, patent law, trademarks, designs and copyright) through a pragmatic, interactive approach. Lecturers are intellectual property experts at WIPO, the University of Geneva, or other institutions.

See the program of previous editions of the WIPO-Unige Summer School available at: https://www.unige.ch/droit/pi/summer-school/wipo-summer-school/

Course leader

University of Geneva:

Prof. Jacques de Werra, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
Dr Yaniv Benhamou, Executive Director, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Target group

Participation is not limited to law students. Students in other fields are also encouraged to apply.

Proficiency in English is required. All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO distance learning General Course on Intellectual Property (http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/courses/distance_learning/) before the registration deadline. Please note that priority will be given to those who have completed the said course in the selection of participants.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Geneva, accommodation and living expenses during their participation of the program.

Credits info

No credits

Fee info

CHF 250: Registration Fees for Summer Schools on IP:

Registration fees are payable upon notification of acceptance. They fall into the following categories:

Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries:

Students: CHF250
Young professionals: CHF350

Students and young professional from developed countries:

Students: CHF750
Young professionals: CHF1000
CHF 750: Registration Fees for Summer Schools on IP

Registration fees are payable upon notification of acceptance. They fall into the following categories:

Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries:

Students: CHF250
Young professionals: CHF350

Students and young professional from developed countries:

Students: CHF750
Young professionals: CHF1000

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