Intellectual Property Law and Cultural Activities

Training system(s): Initial training

Teaching language(s) : French

Teaching methods: Face-to-face teaching only


The aim of this program is to provide students with both academic and practical training that meets the needs of all intellectual property professionals, through in-depth instruction in common IP law (patents, trademarks, designs and models, copyright), related law and, more specifically, literary and artistic property.

The course will cover the legal mechanisms for reserving intellectual creations, enhancing their value and defending them in the event of infringement, through mastery of the procedural rules for defending intellectual property rights before both the offices and the courts.
The aim is to provide students with a global legal culture that will enable them to master the complexity of positive intellectual property law and its future developments. In particular, they will be trained in the regulation of intellectual property, emerging technologies, the Internet and the media.

Students will be able to apply their legal knowledge of intellectual property law to the particularities of event organization, information management and the digital environment.
In particular, the aim is to prepare students to use contractual rules and techniques in the cultural field (author's contract, producer's contract, collaboration contract, publishing contract, audiovisual contract, art market.

Teaching program

Master 1 and Master 2 Teaching program (available only in French)


Recruitment criteria

Admission to this course is by application.

Admission to M1:
This requires an excellent level of undergraduate studies, assessed on the basis of the applicant's grades in all subjects, as well as a sound legal culture. The course must be coherent, with satisfactory grades in fundamental subjects such as the law of obligations, commercial law, property law, special contract law and European Union law. Knowledge of intellectual property law, private international law and/or competition and distribution law is appreciated. A very good level of English (B2) is also required.

Admission to M2:
This course is open to students who have completed an M1 in "Private Law", "European Law", "International Law", "Comparative Law", "Business Law", "Intellectual Property" (or equivalent), or an M1 in Political Science.
Students must have completed the following subjects (or equivalent) during their studies: European business law, intellectual property law, communications law, law of obligations, property law, private international law, European Union law.

An excellent level of English (written, read and spoken) is required (B2 minimum).

An initial introduction to the field of intellectual property law and/or experience of studying abroad would be an asset.
Foreign students, whether or not they are nationals of the European Union, must meet conditions equivalent to those listed above, and provide proof of a C1 level in French.


Study arrangements

The course offers the following special arrangements, among those proposed here:

  • Exemption from attendance (by this we mean that the student is exempt from attendance at classes and/or sporadically (TD/TP) depending on the constraints linked to certain activities, performances, competitions, obligations linked to mandates, convocations, etc.).
  • Authorization to study over two years: CEIPI's General Manager may authorize students to study over two years, on the recommendation of the degree coordinator and on production of supporting documents corresponding to the special regime.

Professional integration

Référentiel ROME

Target professions

  • In-house lawyer specialized in a cultural, audiovisual or events compan ;
  • Lawyer working for a collective management organization; Lawyer assisting an individual or a company with its creation, establishment or development on a market;
  • Lawyer responsible for evaluating, promoting and protecting companies' intangible assets;
  • Lawyers with specific qualifications in intellectual property law or commercial, business and competition law;
  • Industrial property attorney specializing in trademarks and designs;
  • Agent before the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as agents before foreign or international offices;
  • Magistrates specialized in intellectual property law;
  • Officials of national, European or international offices.