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New Deadline: September 10, 2020

The WIPO Distance Learning program invites you to register until September 10, 2020, for the below advanced courses.

    • Copyright and Related Rights (DL-201);
    • Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions (DL-203);
    • Patents (DL-301);
    • Trademarks, Industrial Designs & Geographical Indications (DL-302);
    • Arbitration & Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules (Dl-317);
    • Patent Information Search (DL-318);
    • Basics Of Patent Drafting (DL-320);
    • Intellectual Property Management (DL-450);
    • Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights for Legal Practitioners (DL-501);
    • Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights for Rights Holders (DL-502)
    • Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights for CMOs (DL-503);
    • Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights for Policy Makers (DL-506); and,
    • Software Licensing Including Open Source (DL-511)
    • Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation – WHO, WIPO, WTO Executive Course on the intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade (DL701).

Each of the courses is tutored by IP practitioners in the relevant field and in the following languages: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Registration for the following courses is still open at here.

Fee Structure:

Students and Academics


40 US dollars
200 US dollars



60 US dollars
320 US dollars

Government officials (including IP offices)


free of charge
see fee criteria for professionals

* Click here to view a list of countries for which the reduced fee applies.

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About Ufuoma Akpotaire 319 Articles
Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: