The French section
Whether students are engineers/scientists (A) or law students (B), they can choose between 2 types of degree courses.
A) Degree courses for engineers and scientists
There are two scenarios:
- Students who have no professional experience follow a course during one academic year called the "long tuition". It is divided into two six-month periods: the first semester being about patents of invention and the second about trademarks and industrial design.
- Students who already have professional experience can follow a crash course or "accelerated tuition" throughout the academic year:
- Accelerated course for engineers and scientists (8 weeks);
- Accelerated course for legal scholars/law students and engineers/scientists who have a CEIPI degree.
All students are awarded either a "Patent of invention" or "Trademarks, designs and models" degree.
B) Degree courses for law students
In addition to the full-length "Trademarks, designs and models" degree (6 months) or the accelerated version (6 weeks), CEIPI also proposes various Master's degrees (L.LM Equivalent) with a specialization in "intellectual property".
- Three Master's degrees with a professional orientation:
- A Master's degree in "Intellectual property and valuation of intangible assets" ; this course is principally focused on obtaining, protecting and developing IP rights
- An "Intellectual property and business law", a more open course focusing on implementing and exploiting immaterial goods for companies and on commercialisation of goods and services integrating them,
- A Master's degree in "Intellectual property and cultural heritage"
- A master's Degree in "Intellectual property law", focused on research and on the study of the latest IP key issues. This Master's degree emphasizes the European and international issues.
The international section
CEIPI provides lifelong training for European IP patent practitioners which enables them to keep up with all IP law evolutions.
A) Degree courses leading to a diploma
- The "Patent litigation in Europe" degree: in the perspective of the creation of a future European patent tribunal, CEIPI proposes a course specifically meant for European patent attorneys, in collaboration with EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office).
- A Master's degree in "IP Management" for IP practitioners focussing on the managing of immaterial assets.
B) Specialized seminars
CEIPI prepares candidates, who are professionals of various member countries of the Convention on European Patents, to the European Qualification Examination that enables them to become European patent attorneys at EPO.
CEIPI's research Department
In addition to its educational activities, CEIPI is also a major think-tank on the evolution of IP law.
This activity takes place in CEIPI's research department through a variety of events:
- Organisation of symposiums and special study days,
- Expertise proposed to various bodies including international organisations and collaboration with foreign universities ,
- Publication of books in the CEIPI collection
- Publication of articles and comments on case law in various IP reviews
- Direction of PhDs in IP law
- Counselling of national, international and community decision-makers in IP law
CEIPI's research department is also in charge of the "Research Master's Degree".
CEIPI is a world-renowned European pole of excellence in IP law in the field of education and research. Since its creation in 1963, CEIPI has trained thousands of IP specialists and has been a European benchmark in IP.