Visit WIPO

WIPO organizes educational briefings for groups of students, professionals and others to learn about our work. Groups can select a program according to their specific interests.

Visits take place at WIPO's Geneva headquarters and are free of charge.

The current on-site schedule of briefings will be complemented by a series of webinars. Details will be available shortly.

Upcoming dates

  • December 18
Images of the WIPO campus
The WIPO campus is made up of four buildings and houses around 1400 staff members at any one time (Photos: WIPO/Berrod). More photos of WIPO headquarters on Flickr.

Practical information

Who can attend?

WIPO Briefings are designed for educational institutions, e.g. universities, schools, and other groups.

What will we do?

A structured program is available, from which groups can choose the modules they wish to follow.

09:00 - 09:50 – General overview of WIPO and its activities (50 minutes)

10:00 - 10:00 – IP and global challenges (e.g. climate change, public health)

10:30 - 11:00 – IP and economic development

11:00 - 11:30 – IP and business (innovation promotion)

11:30 - 12:00 – Alternative dispute resolution

14:00 - 14:45 – Copyright in the digital era

14:45 - 15:30 – International patent law (recent developments)

15:30 - 16:15 – International trademark and design law (recent developments)

16:15 - 17:00 – IP and traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and access to genetic resources

Where do we go on the day?

Go directly to the WIPO Access Center at our headquarters in Geneva [Map] to obtain a visitor’s badge. You 'll need to bring your e-mail confirmation from WIPO and some form of identification.

How can we take part?

Student-led groups

First, e-mail us indicating which of the above dates you have chosen.

Please also include a letter from a faculty member supporting your request, as well as a full list of participants.

Contact us

Teacher-led and other groups

First, e-mail us indicating which of the above dates you have chosen.

Please also include a full list of participants.

Contact us

Facilities at WIPO

WIPO Library
(Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

Library

Visitors are welcome to use WIPO's library facilities.

The library at WIPO's headquarters in Geneva offers a unique collection of more than 35,000 IP reference materials, ranging from historical legal texts to the most recent IP journals.

WIPO Cafeteria
(Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

Cafeteria

The WIPO Cafeteria serves lunch every day from 11:45 until 14:00. Daily menus include a wide range of national cuisines and cater to various diets. No lunch reservation is required.

The Cafeteria also offers hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.