Intellectual Property Law and Valuation of Intangible Assets

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 IP professionals, thanks to in-depth teaching in common IP law (patents, trademarks, designs and models, copyright), related law and, more specifically, in the development of IP 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 governing the defense of 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 to negotiate and draft contracts relating to intellectual property rights, taking into account the economic stakes involved in innovation. Students will be able to grasp the issues involved in a French, European or international filing strategy (need to file and/or timing of filing and/or place of filing).
The aim is to prepare students to use contractual rules and techniques and to manage portfolios of distinctive signs and industrial creations.

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:

It presupposes an excellent level of undergraduate studies, assessed on the basis of the candidate's results in all subjects, as well as a sound legal culture. The candidate's course of study must be coherent, with satisfactory marks 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" or "Intellectual Property" (or equivalent), as well as students who have completed an M1 in Political Science.
Students must have completed the following subjects (or equivalent) during their studies: special contract law, European business law, banking law, distribution 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 intellectual property law and/or study experience 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

This training enables lawyers to become specialists in intellectual property at regional, national, European and international levels, with particular expertise in the digital field. They will be able to work as :

  • In-house lawyers specializing in all aspects of value-adding and marketing techniques;
  • Legal advisor to an individual or a company for its creation, establishment or development on a market;
  • Lawyer working for a public research establishment or a Technology Transfer Acceleration Company (SATT);
  • Lawyer in charge of evaluating, promoting and protecting companies' intangible assets;
  • Lawyer with specific qualifications in intellectual property law or commercial, business and competition law;
  • Industrial property attorney specializing in "trademarks, designs and models";
  • Agent at the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as agent at foreign or international offices;
  • Magistrates specialized in intellectual property law; Officials of national, European or international offices.