Intellectual Property Law and International Business

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) and related law, with particular emphasis on the development of intellectual property rights and protection strategies.

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 defense of intellectual property rights and the safeguarding of national, European and international distribution networks.students will master distribution contracts incorporating intellectual property rights, taking into account the economic stakes involved. They will be able to keep abreast of market developments (takeovers, mergers, new distribution networks, agreements, franchises, etc.).

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", "Private 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 and societal issues, alternative dispute resolution, law of obligations, property law, private international law, European Union law.

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


Study arrangements

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

  • Exemption from attendance (this means that the student is exempt from attending classes and/or sporadically (TD/TP), depending on the constraints of 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

  • Lawyer for companies operating in a competitive market, within a group of companies which may or may not be part of a distribution network;
  • Lawyer working for a competition authority or a European/international administration;
  • 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.