The Program is organized by the University of Turin, in collaboration with WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and SAA (School of Management). It is managed by COREP.
The course began more then twenty years ago, as collaboration between WIPO and the University of Turin. Organisational support was provided by the ITCILO (International Training Centre of the ILO), and since 2022 has been provided by SAA (School of Management) and COREP (Consorzio per la Ricerca e l'Educazione Permanente). The program has now broadened its reach to include the needs of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and entrepreneurial organizations.
UNIVERSITY OF TURIN: is a university in the city of Turin, in the Piedmont region of north-western Italy. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe and one of the oldest in history (founded in 1404 by Ludovico Savoy-Acaja), and continues to play an important role in research and training. It is steadily ranked among the top 5 Italian universities and it is ranked third for research activities in Italy.
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO): is the Specialized Agency of the United Nations for Intellectual Property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation. With 193 Member States, its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO’s mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.
WIPO Academy: is the center of excellence for IP education, training and skills-building for WIPO Member States, in particular developing countries, least developed countries (LDCs) and countries in transition. The Academy works to help build human capacity in IP, which is essential to innovation. Its four programs cover a rich portfolio of both general and specialized courses on IP, and cater to different target audiences. The aim of the University Partnerships program is to support access to IP higher education, especially for participants from developing countries, LDCs and countries in transition. One of the main means of achieving this aim is through the Joint Masters Programs in IP, offered in cooperation with selected academic institutions. The LL.M. in IP offered in partnership with the University of Turin is the WIPO Academy’s longest running Joint Masters degree program.
SAA - School of Management: SAA was founded in 1957, with the backing of the most important companies and entrepreneurs in Turin. It was one of the first examples of a partnership between the academic and the entrepreneurial world in order to create afuture generation of managers. The School, which is part of the University of Turin, has carried out interdisciplinary projects which deal with all the different aspects of management. SAA was and is the link between research, higher education and the business world.
COREP - Consorzio per la Ricerca l'Educazione Permanente: is a non-profit consortium founded in 1987, with 3 Members: University of Turin, University of Messina, and the Turin Chamber of Commerce. COREP's main fields of activities are: specialist and high-level advanced training (especially university post-graduate master course), European projects and services for Consortium Members. Over three decades of activity, COREP has consolidated its role as a point of convergence for the needs of enterprises, innovative solutions developed in the Universities and research Centres, and the interests of the new generations of graduates, that demand increasing qualifications and specialisation from the education system. Thanks to the experimental initiatives undertaken over the years, such as open learning and Digital badge competence certifications, COREP has enhanced training and education activities with highly up-to-date and innovative programmes, with integration of people into the world of enterprise.
Support and contributions for the LL.M in Intellectual property
The LL.M. in IP is supported by partial funding from WIPO, public and private entities.
The LL.M. in IP is a member of the Pan European Seal Traineeship Programme offered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.