WIPO-USPTO Summer School on Designs and the Interface with Other IPRs (Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright)


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Summer School program provides an opportunity for senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of each domain of intellectual property (IP) and of the role and functions of WIPO.

The summer school consists of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises and group discussions on selected IP topics, with an orientation towards the interface between IP and other disciplines.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) is hosting this year’s summer school, which focuses on intellectual property issues with product design.

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


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 course in the selection of participants.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Alexandria, United States of America, accommodation and living expenses during their participation of the program.