Erasmus+ Project: Southeast European Institute for Law and Economics of Intellectual Property

The SS.Cyril & Methodius University as a coordinator, in partnership with the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece and the St. Clement of Ohrid University in Sofia, Bulgaria has been granted by the European Commission an Erasmus+ project "Southeast European Institute for Law & Economics of Intellectual Property". 

The project includes delivery of professional courses for securing effective links between education, research and business, as one of the key priorities of the EU (Article 118 TFEU; Single Market Act - Lever 3; EUROPE 2020 Strategy references to IP management and valuation; and latest t developments in EU IP legislation ( IP Enforcement Directive; the new EU trademark package); the tendencies of the European patent system and the efforts for copyright harmonization in Europe (specially in the digital environment). 

Alumni and current students are encouraged to apply to participate as trainees at the following professional courses: 1. International IP Law; 2. IT Law;  3. Dispute Resolution in IP; 4. Trademark Law;5. Patent Law;  6. Law on Industrial Designs; 7. Contract Law; 8.Traditional Knowledge in IP;  9. Media Law;  10. Pharmaceuticals and IP; 11. Legal Research and Writing; 12. International and Comparative Patent Law;13. Protection of Geographical Indications; 14. European and International IP Law; 15. Managerial Finance; 16. Computer crime; 17.Taxation of IP;18.Protection of Bio-technological Inventions;19. TRIPS, Patents and Public Health;20. Cross-border Trade in IP;21. Collective Management of Copyright & Related Rights. 

 To apply, please send an email with your CV and contact details at:, no later than November 15th, 2017. 

The courses are scheduled for the period of January-June 2018 in Skopje. Successful participants will recieve certificates as well as a possibility to spend short research stays in the partnersip institutions or other higher educational institutions in Europe. 

For short info on the  project, please see:;