World Intellectual Property Organization

Summer School on Intellectual Property

Geneva, Switzerland (June 23 to July 4, 2014)

This two-week Summer School, offered jointly by the WIPO Academy and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), provides an opportunity for senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP, to gain an appreciation of IP as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development and to understand the role WIPO plays in the global administration of IP.

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Course Basics


The program consists of lectures by eminent WIPO and external experts in the field of IP as well as case studies and group discussions on selected IP topics.

A certificate of participation is awarded to those who successfully complete all requirements of the program.


The Summer School is open to 50 senior students (graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline. The program is designed for candidates who wish to obtain deeper knowledge of IP.

All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO distance learning General Course on Intellectual Property 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.

Insurance and Medical Examination

Non-resident participants will be provided with insurance coverage for the duration of their stay in connection with the Summer School program.

Each participant will be required to present a medical certificate upon arrival.

Online Registration

Online registration for this Summer School is open from January 15 to March 24, 2014.  Applicants should submit their résumé together with a letter of motivation (setting out their reasons for applying and what they hope to gain from the Summer School) and proof of nationality (copy of passport or identity card) to

Selected applicants will be notified two weeks after registration deadline.

For further information, please contact the summer school coordinator

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