WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property

WIPO-CPIP Summer School
on Intellectual Property

June 11-22, 2018

Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, has partnered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property.

This exclusive, two-week summer course will be held in Arlington, Virginia—just minutes from Washington, D.C., one of the world’s key centers of IP law and policymaking. The course provides a unique opportunity for students, professionals, and government officials to work with leading experts and gain a deeper knowledge of IP to advance their careers.

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

U.S. Law Students Can Also Receive 3 Hours of Academic Credit!
(For more information about applying for academic credit,
please contact Devlin Hartline at jhartli2@gmu.edu.)

Registration Is Now Open Until April 30th!



The WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property is open to students, professionals, and government officials from any field of study or discipline. The course is designed for candidates who wish to obtain a deeper knowledge of IP.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Washington, D.C, as well as accommodation and living expenses during their participation in the course.

To Register:

  1. Please visit the WIPO Summer School website to register for the course: WIPO Website. Applications must be submitted online with résumés, letters of motivation, and copies of passports (or identity cards). Selected applicants will be notified within a few weeks of when they submit their applications to WIPO.
  2. Once you have received a notification of acceptance from WIPO, please visit our Cvent website to pay the registration fee and finalize your registration for the course: Cvent Website. Please note: You should not pay the registration fee until you have received your formal notice of acceptance from WIPO.

Registration Fees (US Dollars):

  • Students from developing countries: $100
  • Professionals from developing countries: $200
  • Students from developed countries: $400
  • Professionals from developed countries: $600

Please note: Students taking this course for academic credit will pay tuition to Scalia Law in lieu of the registration fee.


Classes generally will be held Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Please see the Draft Program for details.

Week 1 (June 11-15):

  • Section I: Patents and Innovation
  • Section II: Marks and Design
  • Section III: Copyrights and Creativity
  • Section IV: Trade Secrets

Week 2 (June 18-22):

  • Section V: IP As a Commercial Business Asset
  • Section VI: Hot Topics in Global IP Markets
  • Section VII: Group Project Research



Washington, DC Hotels:

Arlington, VA Hotels:

Temporary Accommodations: Inexpensive Hotels, Hostels, and Summer Housing:



Metrobus and Metrorail (servicing DC, Maryland, and Virginia):

  • Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA): https://www.wmata.com/
    By Metro, the law school is closest to the Virginia Square station on the Orange line. We are two blocks east of the station on Fairfax Drive.


Directions to Antonin Scalia Law School & Public Parking:



If you have any questions, please contact Devlin Hartline at jhartli2@gmu.edu.