Geneva IP Summer School Alumni & IP Career Forum

Monday July 5, 2021
(1pm – 4pm) (Swiss time / Central European Summer Time, CEST: UTC+02:00)


Geneva IP Summer School Alumni & IP Career forum

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

(Swiss time / Central European Summer Time, CEST: UTC+02:00)


1 pm - 1.15 pm    Welcome & Introduction

Mr. Joe Bradley, Head, Academic Institutions Program, WIPO Academy
Prof. Jacques de Werra, Director, Digital Law Center, University of Geneva

1.15 pm - 2.45 pm    Career Stories of four  alumni of our WIPO – University of Geneva IP Summer School (IPSS)

Ms. Stella Foaleng, Intellectual Property Patent Manager, Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Geneva – alumna IPSS 2013

Ms. Luiza Tangari Coehlo, Attorney-at-law, Fialho Salles Advogados, Vice Chair of the Trademark Law Subcommittee, IBA, Sao Paolo – alumna IPSS 2014

Mr. Piotr Łuczak, Attorney-at-law, Hasik, Rheims & Partners, Warsaw – alumnus IPSS 2016

Mr. Vipin Sahora, Associate Information Management Officer, Technology Information Section, IP for Innovators Department, WIPO – alumnus IPSS 2016

2.45 - 3 pm    Break

3 pm - 3.30 pm       IP Job Market and IP Careers - Tips and Opportunities: Informal Discussions in breakout sessions

3.45 pm (approx.) Closing

6.30 pm   Social Event for the IPSS community

Admissions and registration

Conditions of participation

The event is designed in priority for IPSS alumni. Given the format of the event (which shall make it possible to interact in the parallel sessions), the participation is limited (first come first served). Depending on the availability, other participants (who are not IPSS alumni) will be authorized to participate. Participation in the event is free of charge. Registration is mandatory (confirmation of registration and of participation will be sent in due course). The deadline for registration is Friday, 2 July, 2021, at 12.00 pm (CET; Swiss time). 

Online registration:

Available here