WIPO Summer School

The Anglo-American University together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organizes the first edition of the WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property in the Czech Republic (Prague, 9 – 20 September 2019). The Summer School takes place in the AAU premises at Malá Strana.

Program Description

The program consists of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises and group discussions on selected IP topics, with an orientation towards the interface between IP and other disciplines.

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You can expect to learn from local, regional and international experts in intellectual property on the following topics:

  • Copyright

○     Copyright in the Digital Age

○     Creative Industries and IP; Copyright Licensing

○     International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights

○     Selected Contemporary Issues in the Field of Copyright and Related Rights

○     Limitations and Exceptions of Copyright, including Access to Copyrighted Works for Visually Impaired Persons

  • Trademark

○     Branding – Case Studies

○     Trademarks and the Internet: Issues and Challenges

○     Selected Contemporary Issues in the Field of Trademarks

○     International and Regional Trademark Systems

  • Patent

○     International and Regional Patent Systems

○     Selected Contemporary Issues in the Field of Patents

○     The Use of Patent Information

○     Selected Cases on Patents and Biotechnology

  • Design

○     Designs Protection and its Interface with Other Intellectual Property Fields

  • Trade Secrets

○     Protection of Trade Secrets: Current Issues

  • Technology

○     Technology Transfer and Licensing

○     Internet Domain names and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Illustration of Cases

  • Intellectual Property Management

○     Economics of IP

○     IP Management: A Practical Approach

○     IP Valuation

○     Selected Cases on Enforcement of IP rights (IPRs)

○     Simulation Exercises on Licensing Negotiations

  • WIPO and its Role in Promoting Creativity and Innovation
  • Geographical Indications: The International Landscape and Current Issues
  • Public Policy

○     IP, Green Technology and Climate Change

○     Protection of New Plant Varieties, including the UPOV Convention

○     IP and Biodiversity: International Landscape and Current Issues

○     IP and Public Health – Issues and Challenges

○     Open Innovation

 

 

Registration & Tuition Fees

Eligibility

This program open to graduate and postgraduate students, young professionals  and professionals from any field of study or discipline. The program is designed for candidates who wish to obtain deeper knowledge of IP.

Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION THROUGH WIPO PAGE HERE

Applications must be submitted online with résumés, letters of motivation, and copies of passports (or identity cards).

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are payable to the Anglo-American University upon notification of acceptance. They fall into the following categories:       

Students and professionals from developed countries:

  • Students: 7500 CZK (10% Early Bird Discount if Registered by 31 May)
  • Professionals: 10 000 CZK (10% Early Bird Discount if Registered by 31 May)

Students and professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries:

  • Students: 3000 CZK
  • Professionals: 5000 CZK      

Scholarship

For 5 AAU students, free scholarship for the summer school will be offered. AAU scholarship applicants must have been accepted first through the WIPO registration process. For more information on the scholarship selection process inquire at [email protected].

Certificate

A certificate of participation from WIPO and Anglo-American University will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the program. 

Academic Credits

Inquire with Anglo-American University about the possibility of receiving academic credit inquire at [email protected].

Cancellation Policy

Limited seats are available and will be reserved for successful applicants on a first come, first served basis. You may cancel on or before July 15, 2019, and receive a refund of the registration fee minus a cancellation fee of 25% of the registration fee. The registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations after July 15, 2019. 

Travel arrangements

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Prague, Czech Republic, including visa arrangements, accommodation and living expenses during their participation in the program.

About WIPO

WIPO is the peak organization in the world for intellectual property. WIPO is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations.

About the Host of WIPO Summer School in Prague, Czech Republic

Anglo-American University is the Czech Republic’s first private university, located in the heart of Prague’s historic district and directly under Prague Castle.  Anglo-American University’s campus is an actual palace which dates back to 1696: the baroque Thurn-Taxis Palace which has been recently restored.

Faculty & staff

Anglo-American University, Prague:

Eva Rivera, Ph.D., Vice-President for Development and Communication

James Heller, LL.B., Lecturer at John H. Carey II. Law School

Mgr. Tereza Malá, Event & Sales Coordinator

Schedule & Classes

See the full itinerary HERE

IP Research Conference

100 Years of Intellectual Property Research Conference

(Celebrating 100 Years of Intellectual Property in the Czech Republic:
Patent Office Anniversary: 1919–2019)

20th September 2019


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Anglo-American University is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 100 Years of Intellectual Property Research Conference, which will take place in the heart of the historic district of Prague on Friday, 20 September 2019.

100 Years of Intellectual Property Research Conference aims at bringing together IP academics and researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress with academic colleagues, policy makers, and other stakeholders. 

100 Years of Intellectual Property Research Conference seeks to feature primarily European-focused or Europe-based IP research. However, all researchers writing on topics dealing with IP law-related issues in European law, international law, and comparative law are welcome to apply to present.

 

Limited spaces remain and will be reserved for successful applicants on a first come, first served basis. We welcome submissions by academics and researchers at any stage of their career. This includes professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral candidates enrolled in a PhD program or equivalent post-graduate degree. Applicants should be affiliated with an academic institution or research centre, preferably on a full-time basis, at the time of submission of their application and at the time of the Conference.

The 100 Years of Intellectual Property Research Conference  will complement the 2019 WIPO-AAU Intellectual Property Summer School and the celebrations at the occasion of 100 years anniversary of the Industrial Property Office in Prague, all taking place over a two-week period in September.

 

SUBMISSIONS AND DEADLINE

Researchers who are interested in presenting at the 100 Years of Intellectual Property Research Conference should submit their application and a 650 CZK, non-refundable administrative fee to Anglo-American University by emailing the following information/documents to [email protected]

  1. A title and short abstract of the paper or work-in-progress (500 words or less) submitted to be presented as a Word or PDF document; and
  2. Academic affiliation, including a short bio (200 words or less) as Word or PDF document. A recent picture should be included as part of the bio submission. The academic affiliation should be current at the time of application and at the time of the Conference on 20 September 2019

Please indicate 100 Years IPRC” in the email subject line.

The deadline to submit the application to IPRC is 25 July 2019.

The IPRC Organizers will send notifications to accepted applicants by mid-August 2019.

 

About the Host

Anglo-American University is the Czech Republic’s first private university, located in the heart of Prague’s historic district and directly under Prague Castle.  Anglo-American University’s campus is an actual palace which dates back to 1696: the baroque Thurn-Taxis Palace which has been recently restored.

100 Years of Intellectual Property Office in Prague

Celebrating 100 Years of the Czech Patent Office: The Czech Patent Office, which in 1919 opened in Prague (now Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví or (UPV)) is celebrating its 100th year.  For more information, please, see this link.  In celebration, the UPV has put together a program on 19 September on the Protection of Industrial Property In Europe, including dignitaries such as Director General of WIPO, Mr. Francis Gurry.  Limited spaces to the UPV event remain and will be reserved for successful registrants.  To register, visit this link.

 

 

Celebrating 100 Years of Intellectual Property in the Czech Republic: This program will be well-timed to help celebrate 100 years of intellectual property in the Czech Republic, which in 1919 opened its patent office (now Úřad průmyslového vlastnictví or (UPV)).  In celebration, the UPV has put together a one-day program (19 September) on the Protection of Industrial Property In Europe, including dignitaries such as Director General of WIPO, Mr. Francis Gurry.  Limited spaces to the UPV event remain and will be reserved for successful applicants on a first come, first served basis 

Contact

For any questions or inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].