This Master Degree is offered jointly with the WIPO Academy and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. It covers a period of one academic year, full-time (2 semesters) from February 24 to November 3, 2014.
This Master Degree focuses on intellectual property (IP) law, policy and practice in an international context with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific Region. Subjects covered include:
- General Introduction to IP
- Patents and Biotechnological Inventions
- Copyright and Related Rights
- Trademarks, Domain Names and Geographical Indications
- Industrial Designs and Plant Variety Protection
- Traditional Knowledge and other Emerging Issues, Interface between Antitrust and IP Rights
- IP Management and Commercialization
- Research Project
Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LLM), jointly awarded by QUT and WIPO.
This Master Degree is open to persons holding a four year Bachelor Degree in any discipline from QUT or an equivalent Australian or overseas institution. Applicants with a three year Bachelor Degree with professional experience in the field of IP may be considered for entry. Proof of English proficiency is required. A total of 30 places are available in the program.
Registration for this Master Degree is open up to November 1, 2013. To apply, send the application form to QUT Admissions, Student Business Services, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Qld, 4059, Australia. Upon assessment of the entry requirements, QUT will send an offer letter to the applicant within approximately two weeks.
WIPO grants scholarships to eight to ten students from developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region who are highly motivated to develop a career in the IP field. To apply for a WIPO scholarship, submit your request, together with the official acceptance letter from QUT, your curriculum vitae and motivation letter, to the WIPO Academy (MIPQUT.email@example.com), with a copy to the Program Director, Professor Kamal Puri (firstname.lastname@example.org). WIPO will notify the outcome of the scholarship application.