Long tuition in Patents and Trademarks / Industrial Designs

CEIPI offers a " long " tuition, which runs for the approximate duration of an academic year; it is divided into autonomous courses: mid-September/February and early February/mid-May.

  • A " Patents " course, offered during the first semester of the academic year, leading to the International Industrial Studies Diploma in " Patents ".
  • A " Trademarks and designs " course, offered during the second semester of the academic year, leading to the International Industrial studies Diploma in " trademarks and industrial designs ".

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

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

The complete full year programme « Patents » and « Trade Marks, and Designs » (two semesters) could count towards a six month reduction of the necessary professional experience required to prepare for the European Qualifying Examination.

"Patents" Module

You can download below the program with the number of hours.

"Trademarks and Industrial Designs" Module

You can download below the program. The number of hours will be available at a later date.

Admission

" Long 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.

For the academic year 2022/2023, admssions are based on examination. Results will be available on July 2022, 22.

Enrolment fees for the year 2022-2023

Continuing Education (including tuition fees):

  • € 3360 for the complete long tuition ("Patents" module + "Trademarks and Industrial Designs" module)
    • € 2200 for the "Patents" module alone, in long tuition
    • € 1950 for the "Trademarks and Industrial Designs" module alone, in long tuition
  • A € 900 fee is applicable to students who failed the exam and want to repeat the year.

Standard University Education:

  • € 2990 for the complete long tuition ("Patents" module + "Trademarks and Industrial Designs" module)
    • € 1825 for the "Patents" module alone, in long tuition
    • € 1590 for the "Trademarks and Industrial Designs" module alone, in long tuition
  • € 595 fee is applicable to students who failed the exam and want to repeat the year.

Enrolment for the academic year 2022-2023

Submission of applications for the Academic year 2022/2023, is closed.

 

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

    Abroad

    Examination

    The written examination for eligibility to sit the oral tests takes place at the end of May for the "Patents" module and on June for the "Trademarks and industrial designs" module. The oral tests ("Patents" and "Trademarks and industrial designs") happen during June.

    This examination is common to both accelerated and long tuition courses.

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