University of Torino - Faculty of Law
The University of Turin was founded in 1404. Today, the University has a faculty of 1,200 professors, about 800 researchers, and 70,000 students. More than 20 years ago it launched a cluster of nine international Masters programmes jointly organized with the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), including this Master of Laws Programme in Intellectual Property (LL.M.).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a global forum for intellectual property
services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding, specialized agency of the
United Nations based in Geneva. It is dedicated to lead the development of a balanced and
effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity
for the benefit of all. WIPO administers 26 international treaties and has 189 member states.
The WIPO Academy is a division of WIPO established in 1998. It plays a central role in
WIPO’s activities to enhance the capacity of countries to use the IP system by employing
an interdisciplinary approach to IP education focusing on its links with trade, innovation,
health, applied sciences, information technology and creative industries. Since 1998, more than
400,000 students have participated in WIPO Academy Programmes namely, Professional
Development, Distance Learning, Academic Institutions and Executive Programmes. It
responds to a wide spectrum of demand for IP education like degree programmes, custommade
professional training and policy-making in IP and offers distance learning courses in
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organizati
International Training Centre for the International Labour Organization
The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (the Centre)
is the training arm of the ILO – a specialized agency of the United Nations.
ILO was established in 1919 and aims at the promotion of social justice and internationally
recognized human and labour rights. The Centre is based in Turin and is a premium
provider of capacity development and training services in the field of decent work
and sustainable development. In 1991, the Centre started to offer an innovative, jobfocused
and multi-disciplinary portfolio of Masters Programmes in partnership with the University of Turin. The LL.M. in IP, the LL.M. in International Trade Law, the Master in Management of Development, and the Master in Public Procurement for Sustainable Development are among the world-renowned programmes offered by the Centre.
Support and contributions for the LL.M. in Intellectual Property
The LL.M. in Intellectual Property is supported by partial funding from WIPO and private entities, most prominently the Compagnia di San Paolo.