Visit WIPO

WIPO organizes educational briefings for groups of students, professionals and others to learn about our work.

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

Upcoming dates

  • February 14
  • April 16
  • July 18
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • December 12
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.


Starting in 2019, in addition to a series of face-to-face briefings at WIPO’s Geneva headquarters, the Organization will offer free online seminars (webinars) on WIPO and its work (general overview).

Note: Registration will open three weeks prior to the webinar.

If you or your organization would be interested in a webinar on a specific topic please contact us.

Webinars in 2019

  • March 12
  • May 16
  • June 26
  • September 12

Practical information

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

What will we do?

Registered participants will follow a program covering different aspects of WIPO's work.

09:00-10:00 – General overview of WIPO and its activities

10:00-10:30 – Intellectual property (IP) and global challenges

10:30-11:00 – IP and business

11:00-11:30 – Work of the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center

11:30-12:00 – Copyright in the digital era

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)


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)


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.