The 2019 Kraków Intellectual Property Law Summer School programme provides an opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge of intellectual property law. This year the programme will be focused on the issues of intellectual property rights overlaps.

The programme of the Kraków Intellectual Property Law Summer School will consist of lectures of the keynote speakers and guest lecturers, as well as workshops, case studies, group discussions, simulation exercises on selected topics relating to IPR overlaps.

This year’s programme is available here. If you would like to check the programmes for the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Summer School, please see here.

If you are a European student, you can collect:

  • 2 ECTS credits by attending the Summer School, or
  • 4 ECTS credits and a grade by attending the Summer School and submitting a 8-10-page essay within 2 weeks after the end of the Summer School.

It is recommended to consult with your home university before attending the programme to ensure that your participation will be recognized. If needed, we will be happy to provide a support letter recommending to award 2/4 credits for your participation in the Summer School.

If you choose to write an essay to gain 4 ECTS credits and a grade, please consult the Organizing Committee to determine the topic of the essay.


certificate of participation is awarded to participants who successfully complete the program requirements.
Attendance and active participation in at least 80% of program activities is required in order to obtain the certificate of participation and earn credit for the program.

Keynote speakers and lecturers of the 2019 Kraków Intellectual Property Law Summer School

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Prof. Peter Münch, Dr. Iur., ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland
Prof. Lior Zemer, Radzyner Law School, Herzliya, Israel
Dr. Henning Hartwig, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich, Germany
Dr. Magdalena Kolasa, European Patent Office, Munich, Germany


Dr. Marcin Balicki, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Dr. Iga Bałos, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University, Poland
Dr. Lavinia Brancusi, The Institute of Law Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dr. Krzysztof Garstka, British Law Centre/University of Cambridge
adv. Rafał Kłoczko, CD PROJEKT RED, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Żaneta Pacud, The Institute of Law Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Martha Parra De Friedli, Legal Counsellor (Trademarks), Department for Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, Brand and Design Sector, WIPO
Dr hab. Rafał Sikorski, Prof. UAM, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Pratyush Nath Upreti, PhD Candidate, Sciences PO Law School
Dr. Bohdan Widła, Barta Kaliński Law Office, Kraków, Poland


The Summer School is open to law students (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals (attorneys, counsellors-at-law, patent attorneys, legal trainees etc.). The program is designed for candidates who wish to obtain deeper knowledge of IP. For those who have little background in IP law it is recommended to complete the free WIPO distance learning General Course on Intellectual Property or any other equivalent online course available at EUIPO or EPO website.


The lectures and workshops will take place in the new building of the Faculty of Law and Administration located 7 minutes walk from the Kraków Old Town at Krupnicza 33a. The programme venue is just a short walk from the city’s medieval Market Square and old buildings of the Jagiellonian University. Please see the map.