The fourth edition of the Krakow Intellectual Property Law Summer School, organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, took place from September 14-18, 2020. This year the summer school was exceptionally held online. It was attended by more than 100 people, representing over 30 countries (both from Europe - including Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Ukraine and other continents - including India, the Philippines, Oman, Nigeria, the United States, Canada) - students, doctoral students, trainees, academics and practitioners interested in intellectual property protection issues.
This year's edition of the summer school was devoted to issues of quality of formal and informal protection of intangible assets (IP Quality). Lectures and workshops were given by prominent scientists from Polish and foreign universities, including the Technical University of Munich (Germany) and the University of Nottingham (UK). Among the lecturers at the summer school were also experts from WIPO - the World Intellectual Property Organization, EPO - the European Patent Office and EUIPO - the European Union Intellectual Property Office, as well as experienced lawyers from the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Germany) and the Barta & Kaliński law firm (Poland). The cirucullum also included workshops to develop critical practical skills for lawyers - presentation, argumentation, and writing and publishing texts on intellectual property protection.
This year's Summer School Partners were: the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, WIPO, EPO, EUIPO, Barta & Kalinski law firm and KOPIPOL Association for Collective Management of Copyrights of Creators of Scientific and Technical Works.