Geneva: International Trade and IP

International Rule Making and Dispute Settlement - WTO, WIPO and the Multilateral System

June 11 - June 24, 2023

Professor Padideh Ala’i and Professor Christine Haight Farley

This two-week course focused on the World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, and offers students an in-depth look at international issues in IP and trade. The unit on the WTO provides an overview of the substantive areas of international economic relations that are covered in the text of the WTO Agreements and look at the workings of the different WTO divisions. The unit on Intellectual Property in the Multilateral System includes comparative study of international treaties on intellectual property. The course will cover contemporary debates around the role of intellectual property in development. (Full course description)


Full-Tuition Scholarships for Government Delegates from Developing Countries

As part of our partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy, American University is pleased to offer five full-tuition scholarships to the Rulemaking and Dispute Resolution course for employees of government delegations of developing countries. **Applications for 2023 will be available in March 2023.