WIPO reconnects with their students with the ambition to build an alumni community and a strong IP network in Geneva and abroad.

The objective of the interactions between the three programs is to foster the fruitful and mutually stimulating discussion and feedback between the participants to these different programs and to capitalize on their joint presence in Geneva in order to help create a Geneva-connected global IP community.

IPRE aims at bringing together IP academics and researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress with academic colleagues, policymakers, and other stakeholders. IPRE was conceived as a collaboration between UNIGE, WIPO, and the WTO in order to benefit from the very privileged position that Geneva enjoys as an international forum for scholarly and policy debates about current and future IP law and policy issues.

IPRE 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.

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral candidates enrolled in a PhD program or equivalent post-graduate degree submitted their academics and researchers.


Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General

Transparency has always been a cornerstone of the IP system. But the trend toward the privatization of functions traditionally undertaken by the public sector and the emergence of new technologies offer a secure means of record keeping. (pic: Flickr)