Social Networks & Intellectual Property

Advanced training program on Social Networks & Intellectual property - March 26-28

Social Networks 2020Registration to the new edition of the CEIPI advanced training on “Social Networks and Intellectual Property” is now open! The training program will take place in Strasbourg from 26 to 28 March 2020.

Social networks and online platforms define a considerable part of our daily interactions and activities. They have increasingly become a privileged venue for online business, in particular in the luxury and fashion industry. Promotion, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) on social media and online platforms define the strategic success of any businesses nowadays. New professional figures, known as influencers, are emerging and changing the traditional landscape of brand promotion, use, licensing and online advertisement. As a lawyer, entrepreneur, influencer or policy maker working at the forefront of Internet and social media industry this changing social and market landscape becomes a puzzle with plenty of new complex questions to answer. How do you protect your content and your brand online, in particular on social media, digital marketplaces and user-generated content platforms? How do you promote content, brands or your own persona through the best licensing options? How web-based and mobile technologies can be protected? If you are an access provider, a social network, an online platform or website, which obligations apply to you? When are social networks, online platforms and websites liable for their users’ online activities?

This training program will explore legal, policy and practical issues facing online businesses and social media from a national and international perspective, with great emphasis on the European Digital Single Market. In this course, the participants will learn about novel issues of innovation regulation with special focus on content and brand protection, licensing and enforcement online, while considering social media and online platforms’ obligations and intermediate liability for copyright, trademark, and privacy infringement, including data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This training will also provide key notions regarding patentability, protection and business strategies related to web-based and mobile technology.

Participation to the CEPI Advanced Training on “Social Networks and Intellectual Property” will provide a competitive advantage to all those engaged with strategic decisions in the online environment, who are keen on profiting from fundamental changes in the way in which business interactions occur and want to leapfrog competitors. This training will gather together luxury, fashion, media, creative economies, and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, influencers, lawyers, policy makers and students with an interest in the multiple opportunities that social media and the platform economy may offer.

Participants are offered the possibility to register to the full 3-days program or to a single day. Please check the registration documents for the relevant fees.

General outline of the program (click here to download the detailed program):

Thursday, March 26: Copyrights

Friday, March 27: Trademarks

Saturday, March 28: Data Protection & Patents

Participants will be able to register for the full training or only per days.

Tuition fees:

Registration for the whole training (3 days) : 1 600 € (early bird fee - before 14/02/2020)
after 14/02/2020 :  1 800 €

Registration per days : 700 € per day (early bird fee - before 14/02/2020)
after 14/02/2020 :  800 €

Student price : 500€ full training or 200€ per day

Registration documents :

- Agreement if you work abroad

- Convention de formation if you work for a French company and your company will pay for the training

- Contrat de formation if you work in France and you will pay for the training

- Student agreement (student card valid for 2019-2020 needed)

Please send your document to Mrs Isabelle Mahoudeau ( in order to register.

For further information please contact Ms. Isabelle Mahoudeau for administrative questions/registration ( +33.368.85.80.27 or Mr. Giancarlo Frosio for questions related to the academic content of the program (

2018 Edition

The 2nd edition of the CEIPI training program on “Internet Platforms, GDPR and Intellectual Property Enforcement” has taken place in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 December 2018.

This training program has gathered together media, creative economies, and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, officials form international organizations, lawyers and students, while the faculty of the program features leading international experts in the field.

For more detailed information regarding the training, please see the program here.

2017 Edition

A new advanced training program “Intellectual Property, Intermediary Liability and Online Platforms’ Regulation”, organized by CEIPI was held in Strasbourg from 7 to 9 December 2017

For more detailed information regarding the training, please click here for the program.