Wednesday, February 16, 2011
IPOPHL launches Masters of Law in IP program with Ateneo
February 16, 2011 – The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Ateneo de Manila Law School (ALS) launched the country’s first Masters of Law Degree in Intellectual Property Law (Ll. M. in IPL) with a signing of an agreement at the IPOPHL headquarters in Makati City last January 28.
The Ll. M. Program will be offered in the Ateneo Law School starting June 2011.
Aside from designing special lectures for the program, IPOPHL “will be offering scholarship grants to IPOPHL lawyers in order to upgrade the skills of our own officials,” according to Atty. Ricardo R. Blancaflor, Director General of IPOPHL.
“We also aim to provide grants to non-IP individuals,” Atty. Blancaflor added.
The Ll. M. Program is designed for lawyers who wish to acquire the skills required to play a leading role in IP in the country. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be awarded a “Masters of Law Degree in Intellectual Property” by the Ateneo de Manila University and the IPOPHL.
From Atty. Sara jane Suguitan