In February 2010, the first edition of a Master of Intellectual Property Law jointly offered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and with the support of the Intellectual Property Office of Australia, will be launched.
This Postgraduate Course will be held at the Queensland University of Technology of Brisbane, Australia, over a period of one year full-time (2 semesters). It is designed for students wishing to acquire the skills required to play a leading role in the field of intellectual property, through exposure to an international and comparative approach.
The curriculum aims to provide an in-depth examination of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and related rights, as well as a specialized and business strategy oriented analysis based on the latest developments in these fields.
Upon satisfactory completion of the Course, students will receive a Master degree of Intellectual Property Law.
The Course is open to students holding a four year Bachelor Degree in any discipline from QUT or an equivalent Australian or overseas institution. Applicants with a three year Bachelor Degree with professional experience in the field of intellectual property, may be considered for entry.
With a view to contributing to the development of human resources in the field of intellectual property in the Asia-Pacific Region, WIPO will grant scholarships to two persons from developing countries of that region (Asia-Pacific region), and highly motivated to participate in this Course.
Any person fulfilling the above mentioned requirements and wishing to benefit from WIPO sponsorship to participate in this program is invited to comply with the following procedure:
1. Make an application to QUT for enrolment by completing F form
(http://www.law.qut.edu.au/study/courses/pgrad/mipl.jsp). Upon assessment of the entry requirements, QUT will send an offer letter to the applicant within two weeks approximately.
2. Submit the offer letter to WIPO (MIPQUT.firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 30, 2009, with a copy to Professor Kamal Puri (email@example.com) together with a request for WIPO sponsorship and updated curriculum vitae. WIPO would then notify the outcome of the sponsorship application.
For more information about the Master of Intellectual Property Law, you may consult the General Information brochure and/or visit the background information prepared by the QUT on:
http://www.law.qut.edu.au/study/courses/pgrad/mipl.jsp and http://www.wipo.int/academy/en