The EPIP Association is a beneficiary of a grant from the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) under decision #1320220004 to support the understanding of IP economics and benefit local organisers running the annual conference.
EPIP2023 has been supported by a grant from the Faculty of Law and Administration under the Strategic Programme Excellence Initiative at Jagiellonian University.
EPIP 2023 is hosted by the Intellectual Property Law Chair of the Department of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1364, the leading academic centre in Poland and Eastern and Central Europe and the only Eastern Europe University at Europe's Most Innovative Universities – Reuters Top 100. The Department of Law and Administration is the best law faculty in Poland in independent national rankings with scientific cooperation with leading academic centres in the world and international educational cooperation (LL.M. Program of Columbus School of Law, Master Program in Comparative Law with the University of Montreal, Master en Droit Privé with the University of Orleans).
Since the beginning of the 20th century, Jagiellonian University has occupied a unique position in the field of research on intellectual property law. The IP centre was founded in 1974. Currently, Intellectual Property Law Chair (IPLC - formerly Institute for Intellectual Property Law) is Poland's leading and biggest IP centre. IPLC consist of 20 researchers and academic teachers specialising in copyright law, patent law, design law, trademark law, media law, Internet law, consumer law, competition law, commercialisation of R&D results.
IPLC is involved in various national and international projects funded by the EU focused on IP teaching and management (IPR-Helpdesk, PILA, NetFinTex, HEIP-Link, IP-UniLink), including being a member of the Pan-European Seal Programme established by the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of European.
Since 2018 IPLC has offered an international Joint Master's Programme in Intellectual Property Law and New Technologies with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland. The academic offer also includes a Bachelor's Degree program in Intellectual property and New Media Law. It is also a partner institution in the LLM program on Intellectual Property run by the Technical University of Dresden (together with: the University of Exeter, Queen Mary Intellectual Research Institute in London, the Karl University in Prague, the Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle in Strasbourg or the University of Washington in Seattle).
IPLC has experience in setting national standards on IP teaching and commercialising IP results, including designing model IP teaching materials for all higher education institutions in Poland.
fot. E. Marchewka dla Urzędu Miasta Krakowa