Switzerland, Geneva

WIPO - University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property

when 27 June 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks

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 27 to July 8). The Summer School takes place during the first week (June 27 to July 1) at the WIPO headquarters, and during the second week (July 4 to July 8) at Unimail, in the premises of the University of Geneva Law School. The Summer School is open to 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 the whole area of intellectual property (IP). Selected applicants will be notified one week after registration deadline.

1. Summer School Objectives

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.

2. Program

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 also the program of previous editions of the WIPO-Unige Summer School available at: http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/courses/summer_school/

3. Elibility Requirements

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 (DL-101) 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.

Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.


1. Standard conditions (registration fees)

Applicants wishing to take part to the summer school under standard conditions (with registration fees) must apply on line by following the instructions at http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/courses/summer_school/

2. Free-of-charge participation for five University of Geneva students

Five currently enrolled University of Geneva students will be selected to participate in the summer school at no charge.Applicants should send their résumé/curriculum vitae together with a letter of motivation (written in English and giving reasons why they wish to apply for the Summer School and what they hope to gain from it) by email to the Secretariat of the Département de droit commercial (Esther.Pralong-Wild@unige.ch).

Course leader


Summer school coordinator summerschool.geneva@wipo.int

Programs of previous editions of the WIPO-Unige Summer School are available at: http://www.unige.ch/droit/cite/summerschool/wipo.html Please note: Changes to the draft program may be m

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