Accelerated tuition in Patents and/or Trademarks and Industrial Designs hybrid learning

CEIPI offers an accelerated course of tuition which meets a double requirement: providing alternate theoretical and practical tuition for persons who have proved themselves in the industrial property profession.

The program is identical to that of the long tuition course and it is held in a hybrid format: either on-site (in Strasbourg) or online learning.


This course comprises two separate modules which are independent of one another:

  • a "patents" module,
  • a "trademarks and industrial designs" module.

It is not possible to take both modules in the same academic year.

Each module runs for one academic year ( September to June ) and includes eight weeks training for the " Patents " module and five weeks training for the " Trademarks and industrial Designs " module.

It is essential that the classes provided by CEIPI, which constitute a sandwich training course, are backed up by adequate professional practice. In view of the heavy work-load that this represents, it is not possible to register for the " Patents " and " Trademarks and Industrial designs " modules in the same year. In any case, there may be some overlapping weeks.

Students who pass the " Patents " and " Trademarks and industrial designs " examinations are awarded the Diploma in International Industrial Studies.

Note that most of the courses are in french, except for a few of them which are in english.

Accelerated tuition in "Patents": Academic year 2022-2023: Organisation of general law classes

The development of patent law, the importance of having a solid foundation in general law before attending specialized courses, the desire to not overburden students in the accelerated program with classes during the academic year at CEIPI, all lead to a reform of the program.

The time allotted to the teaching of general law is extended to six days.

  • Two days for the seminar "introduction to law"       
  • Two days for the seminar "business law        
  • Two days for the seminar " law of obligations"

The general law module is henceforward offered in advance during the internship year required before registering for the accelerated program.

The assessment of general law subjects will take place during the first week of teaching of the accelerated program in september.

The teaching days will be held remotely.

For further information, download the files below (only in french):

For any information, please, contact Sabine Zorn at: sabine.zorn[at]

Admission (Patents and Trademarks & industrial designs)

" Accelerated Tuition " candidates must be holders of one of the diplomas specified in Art. R.421-1 of the Code of Intellectual Property concerning the registration on the list of persons qualified on industrial property matters.
The Office of the Administrative Council may admit candidates who do not hold one of the diplomas listed in the Order of September 23, 2004 on the strength of their admission file, where this is deemed to be the equivalent thereof, and provided the candidates supply evidence of adequate previous professional training in the field of industrial property, in France or abroad.
Most of the tuition is delivered in French. Students must have sufficient knowledge of English to enable them easily to understand the technical texts corresponding to their speciality.
Moreover, candidates must be able to prove they have acquired a year's experience in the field of industrial property by the closing date for reception of the application forms. Employers must fill out a certificate concerning the conditions in which the professional activity has been exercised. There are two certificates, the first for the " Trademarks/Industrial Designs " module, and the second for the " Patents " module.

Control of the professional experience (only for the Patents Module)

Students applying for admission to the " Accelerated Tuition " in Patents must undergo a professional experience test, which aims to verify whether the candidates have the minimum knowledge necessary to follow the training, taking into account their workload within the company and the "seniors" likely to supervise the candidate within the company or firm. The jury gives an opinion on admission. When the advice to postpone the training by one year is given, the members of the jury consider that the efforts to be made to obtain the diploma by the candidate will be too important. CEIPI then offers these candidates the opportunity to follow the long tuition.

The purpose of this test is not to select candidates but to ensure that they can, in the best possible conditions, pass the CEIPI exam in preparation for the European Qualifying Examination.

In general, the written control consists of the drafting of one or two claims protecting an invention described taking into account the known state of the art.

The professional experience test was be held on September 09, 2022 at 09h30 for the "Chemistry/biology" candidates and at 14h for the "Mechanics" candidates at the adress below:

6 rue Albert de Lapparent
75007 PARIS

Enrolment fees for the year 2022 -2023

  • € 4590 for the "Patents" module in accelerated tuition (including tuition fees)
  • € 3490 for the " Trademarks/Industrial Designs " module in accelerated tuition (including tuition fees)
  • A € 900 fee is applicable to students who failed the exam and want to repeat the year (including tuition fees)

Information and registration

Submission of applications for the academic year 2022-2023 is closed.

Section française
Bâtiment LE CARDO
7, rue de l'Écarlate
CS 20024
67082 Strasbourg Cedex

Tél : +33 3 68 85 80 12/13

Maria SCHMITT maria.schmitt[at]
Sabine ZORN sabine.zorn[at]


Intellectual property offers many careers in the private and public sectors.

The private sector

Intellectual property services

As a rule, it is the large companies which have integrated in-house intellectual property services. Experts and lawyers working there are responsible for ensuring the protection of their company's trademarks and industrial designs. They participate in negotiations with their company's partners, and combat infringement.

Careers as industrial property attorneys

These attorneys are independent, i..e; professionally organised on a self-employed basis. This profession offers its services to inventors and innovating companies, assisting them in all fields of industrial property. The principal clients of attorneys are small and medium businesses. Large companies also avail of their services on a complementary basis. This is a regulated profession, access to which requires inter alia passing a French or European qualifying examination.

    The public sector

    The public authorities are concerned in the granting of intellectual property rights. The international organisations participate in the harmonisation of law as well as in the establishment of actual international and community instruments. For these reasons, the public sector offers many outlets for intellectual property specialists, for example:

    In France



    All the examination tests (written eligibility tests and orals) are held annually, the written papers at the end of May and the orals during June. This examination is common to both accelerated and long tuition courses, and leads in principle to the award of the CEIPI diploma.

    The written papers are sat at the end of May. The oral tests take place during June.

    You may download below the regulation (only in french language).