University diploma in European Union Trade Mark and Community Design Law hybrid learning

Training system(s): Initial training; Continuing education

Teaching language(s) : English

Teaching methods: Hybrid (face-to-face and online)

Starting from the academic year 2024/2025, a non-degree version of this training will also be available with the possibility of registering for one or more weeks of classes. 

Objectives

The number of European Union trademarks filed each year exceeds 150,000, while the number of Community design applications filed on an annual basis exceeds 100,000. In addition, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) receives over 20,000 oppositions each year, including more than 1,000 applications for a declaration of invalidity and almost 3,000 appeals to the Boards of Appeal.

The University diploma in European Union Trade Mark and Community Design Law is a training program for students and practitioners (and future practitioners) interested in this field. It has been specially designed to prepare candidates for the French qualification exam, mention marques, dessins et modèles and for exams leading to a career as a judge or lawyer.
The diploma aims to provide :

  • up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of European trademark and design law, as well as the EU legal framework relating to Community designs.
  • training in comparative trademark and design law in several key jurisdictions of growing importance to European practitioners, including US and Japanese law.
  • an understanding of the advances in information technology that affect the application and enforcement of trademark and industrial design law and related activities.

Presentation and organisation of the teaching team

Training is provided by European and international experts in the fields of trademark and design law, including judges, practitioners and academics.

The benefits of training

  •   This university degree offers a unique opportunity to benefit from the experience of seasoned practitioners, academics and EUIPO staff.
  •     The training program aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of European trademark and design law, with forays into comparative law, particularly American and Japanese trademark law.
  •     It is also possible to register for independent modules without obtaining a diploma.

Admission

Recruitment criteria

An admissions committee, made up of teachers and professionals, examines all applications to verify the candidate's level of English language skills, academic background and motivation.

Apply

Candidates must complete an online pre-registration form. The link will be available from September 9.

Application campaign 2024-2025: from September 9 to December 1, 2024.

Tuition fees 2024-2025

(Subject to approval by the university board of directors)

First-time registration fee:

  • Initial training: 1 070
    NB: In addition to the above tuition fees, all students in initial training at a higher education institution must pay:

    For more information, visit the dedicated page on the university website.

  • Continuing education (including university fees): 3 710€

Fees for re-registration in the diploma:

  • initial training: 535€ (excluding university fees)
  • Continuing education: 1 240€ (including university fees)

Price per module:

The course can also be taken in modules (without leading to a diploma). 

Price per module: to be determined

Mandatory prerequisites

  • Candidates must have completed at least an M1 in Private Law.
  •  This course is also open to holders of a CEIPI diploma in patents and/or trademarks and designs.
  •  Holders of an M2 in Private Law may also apply.
  •  A good knowledge of English is required.

Professional integration

This program will prepare participants for the French qualifying examination, "mention marques, dessins et modèles", as well as for careers as lawyers and judges specializing in intellectual property law.