WIPO’s Free Online Courses on Intellectual Property: Registrations Open

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.

Course Details

1. General Courses on Intellectual Property


This course builds on the concepts presented in DL-001 – Intellectual Property Primer. It provides a more in-depth view of the fundamentals of IP law, and is considered as indispensable to pursue more advanced courses of study on specific areas of IP law.

  • Venue: Online
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 55 hours
  • Tutored: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Cost:  Free of charge
  • Course administrator:  DL101e.academy@wipo.int

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2. Primer on Intellectual Property


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Covers briefly the fundamental aspects of intellectual property

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Tutored: No
  • Certificate: No
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Current Session: This course is open online without any restrictions of time.

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3. PCT Distance Learning Course: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty:


This course provides an introduction and general overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an international system for seeking patents on a global scale. The course was developed by WIPO specialists on the PCT using the pedagogical and distance learning methodology of the WIPO Academy.

The course is entirely self-study and includes test questions to measure your understanding and progress in learning the content. In addition to the course material, you will find links to specific reference documents, such as legal texts and other official WIPO documents.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Tutored: No
  • Certificate: No
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Current session: This course is open online without any restrictions of time
  • Course administrator: pct.our@wipo.in

Click here to register.


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