As part of the overall IP Education and Awareness Program of the IPOPHL, the WIPO Summer School aims to provide a comprehensive 10-day lecture series on Intellectual Property and other IP-related matters for graduate/post-graduate students, young professionals and government officials whose work may require them to have better understanding of the laws and system of intellectual property. The WIPO Summer Schools provide an opportunity for university graduate/post-graduate students and young professionals to acquire a deeper knowledge of IP, and how it can be used as a tool for sustainable development, as well as the role of WIPO in the administration and the provision of global IP services.

Early Bird Rate (Payment until July 23):


  • Students: USD 90 (4320php)
  • Professional: USD 135 (6490php)


  • Students: USD 180 (8640php)
  • Professional: USD 270 (12960php)

Students and professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries:

Regular Rate

  • Students: USD100 (Php 4,800)
  • Professionals: USD150 (Php 7,200)

Students and professionals from developed countries:

Regular Rate

  • Students: USD200 (Php 9,600)
  • Professionals: USD300 (Php 14,400)


August 9 – Day 1 – Overview

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Invocation/ National Anthem
  • Welcoming Address
    • Director General Rowel S. Barba, IPOPHL
  • Keynote Speech
    • Hon. Fortunato Dela Peña, Secretary – Department of Science and Technology
  • Keynote Speech
  • Photo Opportunity
  • Presentation of the Program
    • Ma. Liezel Bumanglag, IP Academy
  • The Intellectual Property System in Emerging Economies: The Philippine Experience
    • Assistant Director Frederick Romero, Ph.D., Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights – IPOPHL
  • Virtual Tour of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
  • Health Break
  • World Intellectual Property Organization: Vision, Mission, and Current Developments
    • Atty. Edward Kwakwa, Assistant Director General, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector – WIPO
  • Groupings, Discussion of Learning Activities & Final Requirements

August 10 – Day 2 – Trademarks

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Protecting Goodwill: Dissecting the Trademark System in Emerging Economies
    • Director Jesus Antonio Ros, Director, Bureau of Trademarks – IPOPHL
  • Health Break
  • Maintaining Your Edge: A Discussion on Unfair Competition
    • Atty. Divina Pastora V. Ilas-Panganiban, Partner – Quisumbing Torres
  • Health Break
  • The Geographical Indication System: The Way Forward
    • Atty. Irma Morcillo, Bureau of Trademarks – IPOPHL

August 11 – Day 3 – Patents, Utility Model, and Industrial Design

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Protection of Inventions in the Emerging Economies: The Significance of the Patent System
    • Director Lolibeth Medrano, Director, Bureau of Patents – IPOPHL
  • Health Break
  • The In-Between: Design Protection and its interface with other IP Areas
    • Atty. Amanda T. Carlota, Associate – Federis & Associates
  • Health Break
  • Workshop: Patent Search and Patent Drafting
    • Atty. Editha Hechanova, Managing Partner – Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio Law Office

August 12 – Day 4 – Copyright and Related Rights

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Protection of Creative Works in Emerging Economies: The Role of Copyright and Related Rights
    • Atty. Ferdinand M. Negre, Founding Partner – Bengzon Negre Untalan Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Health Break
  • Entertainment and Creativity: The Contribution of Copyright to Media Enterprises in Emerging Economies
    • Atty. Marivic Benedicto, Head, Music Publishing and New Media – Star Music Group of ABS-CBN
  • Health Break
  • Creative Commons and the Public Domain: Issues and Challenges
    • Atty Mark Robert Dy, Professor – University of Cebu School of Law

August 13 – Day 5 – IP Commercialization

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Managing Intellectual Property Assets: A Practical Perspective
    • Atty. Teodoro Alejandro Y. Kalaw IV, Professor of Law, Ateneo Law School
  • Health Break                                                                                
  • Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Property: IP Commercialization, Transfer of Technology and Licensing
    • Atty Reena C. Mitra-Ventanilla. Partner, Intellectual Property, Data and Technology – Quisumbing Torres
  • Health Break
  • Knowing the Value of Intellectual Property: The Theory and Practice of IP Valuation
    • Mary Jade Roxas-Divinagracia, Managing Partner, Deals & Corporate Finance – PwC Philippines

August 16 – Day 6 – IP Enforcement

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Challenges and Best Practices of the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Emerging Economies
    • DG Ricardo Blancaflor, Former Director General – IPOPHL
  • Health Break
  • The Other Way: Alternative Dispute Resolution in IP Disputes
    • Engineer Luwin dela Concha, Bureau of Legal Affairs – IPOPHL

  • Health Break
  • Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Strategies: Perspective from an Asian Corporation
    • Atty Carlo E. Abarquez, Founding Partner – VAL law

August 17 – Day 7 – IP in Sustainable Development

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Securing Tomorrow: Innovation in Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability
    • Atty. Karen Jimeno, Director and Chief Legal Counsel – SofCap Partners
  • Health Break
  • The Role of Innovation in Developing Countries’ Food Security: Present and Future Directions
    • Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Ph.D., Director IV and Scientist II, DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology
  • Health Break
  • The Quid Pro Quo of Public Interest and Private Rights: The Balancing Act of Intellectual Property
    • Atty. Susan Villanueva, Senior Partner – Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

August 18 – Day 8 – IP in the Socio-Cultural Development

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Establishing Protection Systems for Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Genetic Resources: Pathways and Barricades in Emerging Economies
    • Atty. Jeanette Florita, Executive Director – Tanggapang Panligal ng Katutubong Pilipino (PANLIPI)
  • Health Break
  • The Role of IP in the Educational Systems in the Emerging Economies
    • Atty. Christopher E. Cruz, Ph.D., Director, DLSU Intellectual Property Office
  • Health Break
  • The Dawn of the New Age: Internet and Intellectual Property
    • Atty. Daniel Hofilena, IP Academy – IPOPHL

August 19 – Day 9 – IP in the Internationalization of Emerging Economies

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Integrating Economies: A Discussion on International Trade Agreements Involving Intellectual Property
    • Assistant Secretary Alan Gepty, Assistant Secretary for International Trade Policy – Department of Trade and Industry
  • Health Break
  • Risk Management and Investment Decisions of IP-Intensive Businesses: Key Considerations for Emerging Economies
    • Atty. Anthony Chadd Concepcion,Senior Associate – Baker McKenzie
  • Health Break
  • Panel Session: Intellectual Property: Best Practices, Challenges, and Issues from Emerging Economies
  • Panelists:
    • Mohamed Fairuz bin Mohd Pilus, Director – Intellectual Property Academy, Malaysia
    • Nguyen Thi Hoang Hanh, Deputy Director (in-charge) – Intellectual Property Training and Consultation Center, Vietnam
    • Atty. Edward Kwakwa, Assistant Director General, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector – WIPO

August 20 – Day 10

  • Registration and Administrative Matters
  • Plenary Session: Group Presentations on Contemporary Issues on IP (Part 1)
  • Panelists:
    • Atty. Josephine Santiago, Former Director General – IPOPHL, Professor – UP College of Law
    • Deputy Director General Nelson Laluces, IPOPHL
  • Health Break
  • Plenary Session: Group Presentations on Contemporary Issues on IP (Part 2)
  • Panelists:
    • Atty. Emma Francisco, Former Director General – IPOPHL, Professor – UP College of Law
    • Atty. Bayani Loste, Partner – Fortun Narvasa & Salazar, Managing Director – Pinoy IP Works, Inc.
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • Closing Remarks
    • Deputy Director General Teodoro C. Pascua, IPOPHL
  • Wrap up