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Summer School - Content and Structure

The following topics are generally covered in most summer school programs:

  • WIPO and its Role in Promoting Creativity and Innovation
  • Selected Contemporary Issues in the Field of Trademarks
  • International and Regional Trademark Systems
  • Geographical Indications: The International Landscape and Current Issues
  • Designs Protection and its Interface with Other Intellectual Property Fields
  • Internet Domain names and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Illustration of Cases
  • Trademarks and the Internet: Issues and Challenges
  • Branding – Case Study
  • International and Regional Patent Systems
  • Selected Contemporary Issues in the Field of Patents
  • The Use of Patent Information
  • Protection of Trade Secrets: Current Issues
  • Selected Cases on Patents and Biotechnology
  • International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights
  • Selected Contemporary Issues in the Field of Copyright and Related Rights
  • Limitations and Exceptions of Copyright, including Access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons
  • Unfair Competition and IP
  • Economics of IP
  • IP Management: A Practical Approach
  • IP Valuation
  • Transfer of Technology and Licensing
  • Simulation Exercises on Licensing Negotiations
  • Creative Industries and IP; Copyright Licensing
  • Protection of New Plant Varieties, including the UPOV Convention
  • IP and Biodiversity: International Landscape and Current Issues

Panel Discussions:

    • IP and Public Health – Issues and Challenges.
    • IP, Green Technology and Climate Change: Issues and Challenges
    • Selected Cases on Enforcement of IP rights (IPRs)

Group Discussions:

  • Technology Transfer in the Field of IP
  • Copyright in the Digital Age
  • Open Innovation
  • Brands and Branding