WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property


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WIPO-CPIP Summer School
on Intellectual Property

June 8-19, 2020

Offered Online From:
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 third iteration of the WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property.

This exclusive, two-week summer course will be held online from 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 to gain a deeper knowledge of IP to advance their careers.

The course consists of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises, group discussions, and panel 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 Receive 3 Hours of Academic Credit From Scalia Law!

Registration Is Now Closed!


SPECIAL NOTICE: ONLINE COURSE THIS YEAR

In order to accommodate the global response to COVID-19, we are moving the 2020 WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property online. Scalia Law has already successfully transitioned to online courses, and so we are confident that we can deliver the same high quality course you expect in this format. We look forward to returning to an in-person course next year. But we believe that shifting to an online course this year is preferable to cancelling or postponing the 2020 WIPO-CPIP Summer School.

Here are some details for the online course:

1. Due to the fact that participants will remain in their home locations, and thus in different time zones, registration for those of you in the Americas (North, Central, and South) will remain with us. We encourage those of you in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to register for the WIPO-UNIGE Summer School on Intellectual Property; if you are from these regions and have already applied to us, you will be contacted by WIPO officials about this shortly. WIPO officials will reach out to those of you in the Asia-Pacific region about other possible courses.

2. While we believe the online course will still deliver similar value to our in-person offering, we understand that a discounted rate is nonetheless appropriate. Accordingly, we will keep the registration fee at the Early Bird Rate already posted. However, the cancellation and refund deadlines will remain the same.

3. To participate in the course, you will need a high-speed internet connection, browser, and, ideally, a decent headset. The course will be delivered via Webex.


COURSE INFORMATION

Registration:

Registration for the course is a two-step process—please follow these instructions closely:

  1. Please visit the WIPO Summer School on IP 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 via email once their application has been accepted by WIPO.
  2. Once you have received a notification of acceptance from WIPO, and once you have received the welcome email from CPIP, please visit our Cvent website to pay the registration fee and to finalize your registration for the course: Cvent Website. You should not pay the registration fee until you have received your formal notice of acceptance from WIPO and your welcome email from CPIP.

Registration Fee (U.S. Dollars):

  • Students from developing countries: $100 $90 Early Bird Rate
  • Professionals from developing countries: $200 $180 Early Bird Rate
  • Students from developed countries: $400 $360 Early Bird Rate
  • Professionals from developed countries: $600 $540 Early Bird Rate

Early Bird Rate: Due to the fact that we have moved the course online, the Early Bird Rate is available to everyone, no matter when you apply. We anticipate a full house this year, so please finalize your registration early in order to guarantee your spot in the course. You must finalize your registration on our Cvent website by May 22, 2020. If you are unsure about whether you should pay the developing or developed country rate, please contact Mary Clare Durel at mdurel@gmu.edu.

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel on or before May 25, 2020, and receive a refund of the registration fee minus a cancellation fee of $50. The registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations after May 25, 2020.

Academic Credit:

U.S. law students taking this course for academic credit will pay tuition to Scalia Law in lieu of the registration fee. Such students should sign up for this class once Scalia Law opens registration for the summer semester on Patriot Web, and they should not finalize their registrations on our Cvent website. Only U.S. law students who are formally admitted to Scalia Law are eligible to receive the credit. If you are currently enrolled at a different U.S. law school, you will first need to be accepted as a visiting student at Scalia Law. For information about enrolling at Scalia Law as a visiting student, please click here.

Program:

Classes will generally be held Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time. To view last year’s program, please click here.

Attendance:

Participants are responsible for complying with the law school’s academic regulations regarding attendance and class preparation. Regular and punctual attendance and class preparation are required to successfully complete the course. If a participant is absent for any reason for more than 20 percent of the sessions of the course, the participant is not eligible to receive the certificate of participation. A participant who is not present for at least 75 percent of a session of the course is absent from that session. Attendance will be taken each day. If you are tardy and arrive after attendance has been taken, it will be your responsibility to make sure that you are marked “present.”


The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, partners with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the WIPO-CPIP Summer School on Intellectual Property. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Clare Durel at mdurel@gmu.edu.