This Masters Program is offered jointly with the WIPO Academy and the University of Turin, in cooperation with the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization with financial support from the Government of Italy. It is structured in three cycles stretching over nine months, from June to February:
|First cycle (June 1 to August 12, 2015):
||WIPO Academy distance learning courses via the Internet;
|Second cycle (September 7 to December 18, 2015):
||Residential part of the program consisting of face-to-face classes held in Turin, Italy and including a study visit to WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland;
|Third cycle (December 19 to February 28, 2016):
||Drafting and submission of research paper.
The Program is designed for both professionals and junior academics who wish to acquire the skills required to play a leading role in intellectual property (IP) rights practice and teaching. The curriculum aims to provide an in-depth examination of the classical topics of IP law. Subjects covered include:
- General Introduction to IP
- Competition and Antitrust
- Copyright and Related Rights
- Trademarks and Geographical Indications
- Industrial Designs and Technology Transfer
- Unfair competition
- Exploitation and Enforcement of IP
- International Aspects of IP
- Study visit to WIPO
- Research Project
Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intellectual Property jointly awarded and signed by WIPO and the University of Turin.
Applicants must hold a degree in law, economics, engineering, medicine, physics, chemistry, communication sciences or business administration. An attendance of a minimum of four years of university in the above fields is required as well as an excellent knowledge of English.
A total of 40 places are available in the program. Registration for this Master Program is open from December to March through the University of Turin web site.
WIPO offers 15 to 20 scholarships to highly motivated persons from developing countries, least developed countries and countries with economies in transition. Each scholarship includes provision of air ticket, accommodation and full board and lodge in Turin and registration fees. WIPO scholarships are awarded to government officials and persons working in the public sector such as universities, academies, and research and development institutions. In general, successful candidates are teachers of IP or those desiring to teach IP in a university or other higher education or research and development institution.
Applications for WIPO scholarships should be submitted online via Academy Central Registration by March 15, 2015. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.