World Intellectual Property Organization

Regional Master's Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) - Buenos Aires

The Regional Master's Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) is jointly offered by Universidad Austral and WIPO, in cooperation with the National Industrial Property Institute of Argentina (INPI) of Argentina.

This regional master's degree is intended to satisfy a need common to all Latin American economies. The knowledge society and the use of intangible assets are increasingly pertinent issues on the political and economic agenda, creating the need for an academic program which analyzes intellectual property (IP) mechanisms in depth and is designed to train persons responsible for the promotion of sustainable development based on greater efficient use of intangible assets. Beyond the theoretical bases of IP, which have been sufficiently explored in other areas, this program will focus on the management and administration of intellectual property rights within institutions, companies, associations, research institutes and government agencies.

Course Basics

Curriculum

The curriculum aims to provide an in-depth examination of patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, plant varieties, copyright and related rights, contracts and licensing, the link between IP and innovation, public health, information technology, agriculture, creative industries and entertainment and the strategic management of intangible assets with special emphasis on financial, accounting and tax aspects.

The course is designed for young professionals who wish to acquire the skills necessary to play a leading role in IP issues with a regional and comparative approach.

Applicants must be professionals under 40 who hold at least a four-year bachelor’s degree in any discipline and be graduates of a university recognized in Latin America or a foreign institution. Professional experience and current activity in the IP field will be taken into account. Classes will be taught in Spanish but English reading comprehension ability is also required.

Degree

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP), certified to align with international standards, jointly from Universidad Austral, WIPO and INPI.

Enrollment

A total of 35 places are available in the program.

Admission and Financial assistance

15 scholarships for non-residents of Argentina

In order to contribute to human resources development in the area of IP in Latin America, WIPO offers 15 full scholarships to highly motivated applicants from Latin America to participate in the Master's Degree program.

WIPO scholarships are awarded to government officials and persons working in the public sector such as universities, academies, and research, development and cultural promotion institutions.

Each scholarship will include a return air ticket, tuition, lodging in the University campus, a monthly allowance for food and books, and health insurance.

The scholarship application will serve as an application for enrollment in Universidad Austral.

Applicants who meet the above requirements and wish to apply for a WIPO scholarship must register online and upload the required documents. The paper versions of the documents must be sent by postal mail or delivered by hand before the first day of class at Austral University.

 

The following documents should be included in the application:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Legalized photocopy of the degree;
  • Transcripts showing the grades and subjects of the degree;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Official endorsement letter from the employer and two letters of  recommendation;
  • Photocopy of passport; and
  • Three passport-size photographs.

Candidates will be selected to be admitted to the program on the basis of the background demonstrated in the documentation.

 

5 scholarships for residents of Argentina

The INPI and Universidad Austral provides (5) five scholarships for candidates from Argentina, which cover tuition only.

For further information, please contact: rrii@inpi.gob.ar

Candidates without scholarship

All other applicants who wish to apply for the program, but do not need the scholarship or do not meet the above requirements, are requested to contact the Austral University directly: informesfd@ius.austral.edu.ar

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