Congratulations to our employees
and for first place, Anne-Isabelle Ney
for obtaining the Certificate of Advanced Studies Intellectual Property Paralegal diploma!
What is the CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies)?
Intellectual Property (IP) is a company’s most valuable asset. Without professional administrative skills, intellectual property rights cannot be adequately protected. The IP CAS provides the necessary IP expertise combined with knowledge of current operational techniques and established business processes.
Who is the target audience?
The program is intended for employees of legal departments in patent, trademark and design law firms, law firms, corporations and government agencies. The program is managed by ZHAW School of Management and Law.
What is the content of the program?
The CAS programme consists of the following modules:
- Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Management
- Practical Aspects of Intellectual Property Management
It addresses the specificities of Swiss, European and US jurisdictions, as well as those of some major Asian countries, as well as IP rights under several international agreements.
What are the admission requirements?
- University degree or a diploma from a vocational school
- At least 3 years of professional experience
- It is also possible for anyone who do not have a university degree to be admitted if the person has at least 5 years of experience in the field of intellectual property or in a legal branch.
Questions/answers from the concerned employees :
This program is unique in Switzerland, how did you find out about it?
Answer by Violaine Zyromski: “A certification project had been in the pipeline for 2 years through the professional IP associations; when the conditions were met, our employer, Christophe Saam, suggested that we enrol in the programme. The fact that the training was given in English was a major asset for the attractiveness of the certification program.”
Answer by Anne-Isabelle Ney: “Such training exists in many countries, particularly in English-speaking countries, as does the IP Paralegal title. This new program in Switzerland was long awaited by the various patent agents in the intellectual property field. The ASCPI (Swiss Association of IP Attorneys) has announced this new programme.”
Why did you decide to follow this program? A benefice for P&TS?
Answer by Violaine Zyromski: “After 11 years as a patent agent, this certification was a welcome validation of the experience gained.”
Answer by Anne-Isabelle Ney: “The world of intellectual property is constantly evolving and requires constant updating of knowledge. This program made it possible to confirm the knowledge acquired and to learn new things.”
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