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Programme Structure

The Programme offers candidates an attractive and user-friendly structure of three semesters between 1 October 2021 and 28 February 2023:


First non-residential semester
(distance learning through a state-of-the-art e-learning platform)

October 2021 – February 2023

Second residential semester
(the Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

February 2022 – October 2022
  Third semester
(Master’s thesis seminar, internship, dissertation/thesis)
October 2022 – February 2023


Requirement of 26 ECTS points

Distance Learning courses, 6 ECTS:

  • Patent Law (including WIPO DL-301 Patents)
  • Trade mark law and allied rights (including WIPO DL-302 Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications)
  • Copyright Law (including WIPO DL-201 Copyright and Related Rights)

Distance Learning courses, 4 ECTS:

  • Introduction to EU Law
  • New technologies, Ethical, Social and Legal perspective
  • On-line training on work safety regulation


Requirement of 35 ECTS points

Courses delivered in phase two will be divided into two categories:

  • main obligatory courses
  • specialized courses delivered for working groups or in ‘master-follower’ formula

Main courses

Designed in form of 10 session course with total number of 30 hours, 17 ECTS in total

  • New technologies and patents, 5 ECTS
  • Copyright in the digital age, 5 ECTS
  • Commercial communication, 5 ECTS
  • English in IP matters, 2 ECTS

Specialized facultative courses. At least 6 courses (18 ECTS points) required from the list announced in the academic year:

  • Resolving IP and Technology Disputes through Mediation and Arbitration, 3 ECTS
  • Digital content, 3 ECTS
  • Privacy and personal rights on the Internet, 3 ECTS
  • ISPs liability, 3 ECTS
  • Protection and licensing of software, data bases and computer games, 3 ECTS
  • Infringements of IPRs in the field of new technologies, 3 ECTS
  • Jurisdiction and choice of law on the Internet, 3 ECTS
  • IP overlaps, 3 ECTS
  • Future law for next technologies, 3 ECTS
  • Patents, Access to Medicines and Human Rights, 3 ECTS

Designed in form of 3-6 sessions.

Phase two includes study visit to The Polish Patent Office including specialised training on:

  • Drafting and amendment of patent documents, specifications and claims
  • Online search, drafting and filing tools


Requirement of 30 ECTS points

Phase three is organized in both online and residential formula with accompanied obligatory 1 month internship "offered by the Programme or, after approval, arranged by a student.

To complete the third semester, students need to prepare written master thesis or meeting requirements provided by the supervisor as well as pass oral Master’s exam.

Students are supported by the master thesis advisors in their research work, collecting information from relevant sources and respond and provide other required help during one of the following seminars:

  • Patents and new technologies
  • Copyright and new technologies
  • Trademarks and design

Teaching staff with participation of WIPO experts

The learning experience will be enhanced and inspired by experienced academics from the Faculty of Law and Administration, mainly Intellectual Property Chair of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, experts from WIPO, the Polish Patent Office and leading research centres specializing in IP in new technologies, as well as practitioners with high expertise in the field of new technologies.

In the 2021-2022 academic year, the following WIPO experts will provide Program’s courses:

  • Professor Ansgar Ohly (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich),
  • Professor Duncan Matthews (Queen Mary School of Law),
  • Professor Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella (University of Alicante),

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Jagiellonian University

Jagiellonian University

One of the oldest universities in Europe founded in 1364, and one of the best universities in Poland according to the national universities ranking, the only Polish and Eastern European higher education institution in Reuter’s Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization:

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization:

Global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 191 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society’s evolving needs.
Polish Patent Office

Polish Patent Office

The state administration agency, which in Poland is responsible for implementation of tasks connected with industrial property protection.