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Intellectual Property Institute

Since September 2022, the educational programme Intellectual Property, which is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, continues in the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic in Banská Bystrica.

Objectives of the educational programme Intellectual Property:

  • To provide comprehensive information on intellectual property to the business sector.
  • To enable practitioners in the field of industrial property to concentrated innovation of knowledge, skills and knowledge in relation to the evolving economic conditions.
  • To provide IP practitioners with an update on international applications, particularly in the European context.
  • To train specialised information staff - patent and trademark analysts and prior art search service providers, in particular for patent information centres, information and consultation points, innoinfo, business incubators, etc.
  • Train qualified promoters of creativity and the protection of its results.
  • Contribute to the formation of teachers with basic knowledge of the principles of creation and protection of intellectual property, capable of translating the issue into education at lower levels.
  • To broaden, supplement, innovate and consolidate the expertise and skills of new staff members of the IPO in particular.

The Intellectual Property training programme is divided into four separate follow-up modules:

  • Complete educational programme from September 2022 to June 2024
450 €
  • Module A - Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Copyright
85 €
  • Module B - Creativity - its management, marketing and economics
85 €
  • Module C - Intellectual property information
85 €
  • Module D - Industrial property law
230 €

The professional level of each module is ensured by the professional guarantor (module A - Doc. JUDr. Renáta Bačárová, PhD.,LLM, module B - prof. Ing. Jozef Zajac, CSc., module - C - Ing. Martin Zeleňák and module D - JUDr. Eugen Záthurecký). Lecturers, lecturers and examiners are university lecturers, professional workers from practice and employees of the Institute of the Slovak Republic.

The module consists of thematically closely related lectures and exercises. Each module can be studied separately. In each of the modules, the student acquires specific knowledge and skills that can be applied in practice. A module consists of a minimum of two subjects, each of which culminates in an examination.

The Intellectual Property programme is designed for graduates of Level I or II universities.

Participants in further education are enrolled in the Intellectual Property Training Programme on the basis of an application form.

In the school. In the 2023/2024 academic year, the study in Module D - Industrial Property Law opens on 21 September 2023 and is implemented for the whole school year.

The total duration of the training is 316 hours, including 110 hours of lectures and the balance in the form of practical exercises, trainings and excursions. The first three follow-up modules have a scope of 54 teaching hours each over three months. The Industrial Property Law module, which consists of three broad blocks (Industrial, Related and Related Rights; Patent Law; Right to Designation) has 154 hours. After passing nine examinations, the training ends with the preparation and public defence of a final written thesis.

The fee for training in modules A, B, C is 85 €, in module D is 230 €, the whole training programme is 450 €. After passing the prescribed examinations, the participant will receive a certificate of completion of the respective module. The training takes place in the form of two-day training sessions, usually on Thursdays and Fridays, at the premises of the Office of the Slovak Republic, according to the training calendar for the respective school year (updated after the end of the previous school year).
Further information: 048-4300209;