Training & e-Learning
- International Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Training Database
- Hands Off My Design
- Online IPR Training Module
- Outreach and Seminars
- USPTO Inventors Assistance Program
- China IPR SME Helpdesk
- Latest IPR Events in Europe
- European IPR Helpdesk
- Customs and Border Protection IPR Speakers
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) IPR Policy and Programs Guidance
- Intellectual Property Awareness Campaign (IPAC)
A database maintained by agencies of the United States Government and industry associations that provide training and technical assistance relating to protecting IPR. The database is a tool designed to permit the IPR Training Coordination Group, composed of these U.S. private and public sector training providers, to share information in order to coordinate and plan IPR training, as well as respond to queries about U.S. IPR training activities.
e-Learning module about European Union Design Protection: For the designers of the future! An initiative of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
Online IPR Training Module
This online training program can help you learn how to evaluate, protect, and enforce your IPR. It has been developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights and the USPTO, Small Business Administration, and Foreign Commercial Service.
The program is available free online at www.stopfakes.gov in English, Spanish, and French.
Outreach and Seminars
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights regularly conducts outreach and training events about how companies can protect and enforce intellectual property rights in the U.S. and overseas. Outreach events are conducted in-person and via webinar. For more information visit www.stopfakes.gov.
USPTO Inventors Assistance Program
This link will take you to USPTO computer training modules, as well as podcasts on the iTunes system designed for inventors. The program also webcasts presentations to university business and entrepreneurship classes. There is a dedicated toll-free number in the U.S. for independent inventor inquiries (1-800-786-9199) as well as an Inventor’s Resource page.
The China IPR SME Helpdesk offers training events, workshops and question-and-answer sessions with experts on IPR enforcement in China. These events are held around Europe as well as in China. Find the latest events or request a customised consultation for yourself or your organisation, if it involves European small and medium-sized enterprises.
Latest IPR Events in Europe
- The latest IPR events around Europe
- Information regarding events organized by DG Enterprise and Industry
The European Commission and national IP Offices of EU Member States organise training events to improve enterprise awareness and competence in IP. A number of these events are run under the IPeuropAware project.
European IPR Helpdesk
The European IPR Helpdesk provides training and e-learning materials related to IPR issues in EU-funded projects, especially FP7 and CIP (7th EU Framework Research Programme, and Competitiveness and Innovation Programme).
- Events for IPR issues in EU funded projects
- e-Learning for IPR in EU funded research (EU Research Framework Programme 7)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is always seeking opportunities to communicate with the American public about their IPR programs. CBP is interested in speaking at trade fairs, conventions, conferences, seminars, and workshops. Request an IPR speaker.
The IPR Policy and Programs Division is CBP’s point of contact for requests for speakers and training for foreign governments on IPR border enforcement. To contact the IPR Policy and Programs Division, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USPTO has offered an "IP Basics" program nationwide since 2005 to more than 1,000 SMEs. These events include presentations on how to protect and enforce patents, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, and copyrights domestically and internationally.