WIPO Academy

Face-to-face training and distance learning courses on intellectual property

The WIPO Academy was established in 1998 and plays a central role in WIPO’s activities to enhance the capacity of countries to use the intellectual property (IP) system. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach to IP education focusing on its links with trade, innovation, health, applied sciences, information technology, and creative industries.

Catalogue of courses


Academy programs

Our rich portfolio of general and specialized courses on IP caters to different target audiences: inventors and creators, business managers and IP professionals, policy makers and government officials of IP institutions, diplomats, students and teachers of IP, and civil society. Courses combine traditional face-to-face and distance learning methodologies and are taught by people well versed in IP to stimulate innovation, creativity and development.

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Professional development

General and specialized IP training for diplomats and government officials.

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Academic institutions

Master Degrees in IP Law and advanced training courses for teachers of IP.

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Distance learning

E-Learning platform for IP courses at basic and advanced levels in up to seven languages.

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Summer school

Short IP courses for senior students and young professionals.