Academy

IP Workshops
 
The Commerce Department organises from time-to-time workshops on the introductory concepts of IP for Attorneys, Industry, SMEs, Professionals, Retailers, Students, Enforcement Agencies and the General Public.
 
Although regular IP Workshops are held in the Commerce Department’s premises, additional workshops may also be organised on demand.
 
If you are interested in learning more about the World of IP and how this may benefit you, please fill in the following IP Workshop Enrolment Form:
 
 
International IP Academies

Intellectual Property is an essential subject for businesses that has also been developed into an important educational discipline forming an integral part of curricula in many countries, including in Malta, where IP lectures are also provided at University level for certain faculties, including law and commerce.
 
Various IP specialist organisations, especially the international IP Offices, all have IP Academies offering a variety of IP courses, including the following:
 
European Union Intellectual Property Office - EUIPO

The EUIPO Academy encompasses all the learning and educational activities for EUIPO staff, staff of the intellectual property (IP) offices of the European Union, EUIPO's stakeholders and non-EU IP professionals. The EUIPO Academy's first priority has been to review all training activities within EUIPO, with the objective of accompanying our staff in a career-long learning path. Externally, the Academy forms a vital part of the European Trade Mark and Design Network, the vision of EUIPO's Strategic Plan. Through its learning and knowledge sharing activities, it brings together IP professionals from EU national and regional IP offices, and IP professionals from across the European Union and beyond.

Latest developments/information from the EUIPO Academy:

Since its launch, the EUIPO Academy’s learning management system (OALP) has proven to be an efficient tool to provide training and learning services and products to our stakeholders. 
 
As an ISO 9001 certified Department, where continuous improvement is key, the Academy is constantly seeking new ways to enhance the quality and variety of the OALP content as well as the tool’s usability.
 
Special focus is given to the communication regarding broadcasted training activities. Their digital delivery method and the live element make their timely announcement critical. To ensure clarity and outreach in,  not only webinars but also streamed conferences’ communication, the Academy is now including in the OALP calendar​ the links to allow live connection to the events . This new communication channel will also replace the past e-mail communications sent to National Offices and User Associations on  a per event basis.
 
In a maximum of 2 months following the event’s delivery, the webinar or streamed conference will be uploaded in the OALP.


European Patent Office

The European Patent Academy ensures the overall co-ordination of the external education and training activities of the European Patent Office.
 
The mandate of the European Patent Academy, based at the European Patent Office in Munich, reflects the need to improve patent-related intellectual property training and education structures in Europe.  Further information is available at:
 
 
World Intellectual Property Organization

The WIPO Worldwide Academy serves as a center of excellence in teaching, training and research in IP.  Its programs cater to different target audiences - inventors and creators, business managers and IP professionals, policy makers and government officials of IP institutions, diplomats and representatives, students and teachers of intellectual property and the civil society.
 
Its objectives are achieved through five core programs - professional training, distance learning, policy development, teaching and research, education and degree. The tailor-made programs, including its distance learning with more than 70,000 participants since its inception in 1999, benefit large numbers of people from all walks of life.
 
The Academy seeks to continuously stay innovative by offering new programs to keep up with the ever-changing IP landscape.  It also aims to promote international cooperation for enhancing IP human capital through global networking with stakeholders and partners.  Further information is available at: