The registration for the 12th edition of the CEIPI summer school has opened. Unique in Europe and in the world, this Summer School offers a two weeks theoretical and practical training for both scientific and law backgrounds. In fact, the division of the course into two parts, the first devoted to a general stream and the second a specialized stream, during which students may opt for a “Patent path” or a “Trademark and Designs path” makes this Summer School specific.

The Summer School aims at providing a general overview of the intellectual property in the context of the European Union’s legal system, and likewise, to bring practical solutions in regard to intellectual and industrial property rights litigation in Europe. The course is addressed especially to students and practitioners willing to gain a solid background in European and international intellectual property law.

The lecturers are selected from the academic staff of CEIPI, from experts in the intellectual property field, including professors and experienced practitioners but also official representatives, examiners, and members of opposition chambers. For example Prof. Wurzer will give advice of the protection of new business models in the section IP strategies in Europe. Details on last years presentation can be found here.

The summer school is also more than just a legal training course. Events are organized such as a boat-trip around Strasbourg, a visit of European Institution or a guided tour in the heart of the wine road with a wine-tasting. During the day, learn and debate and by night, enjoy the nice city of Strasbourg. Meet practitioners from across Europe and share this marvelous experience with the other participants coming from all around the world!

The content and time schedule of the training program can be accessed here.

For information regarding the application procedure and the tuition fees, please have a look at the official webpage. Please contact Ms. Isabelle Christ for administrative questions and registration (