Visit WIPO

We organize free educational briefings for students, professionals and others to provide a general overview of WIPO and its work.

All face-to-face briefings take place at our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland [Map].

Simply Contact us indicating which dates you have chosen.

  • For student-led groups, please include a letter from a faculty member supporting your request, plus a full list of participants.
  • For teacher-led and other groups, please include a full list of participants.

09:00-10:00 – General overview of WIPO and its activities

10:00-10:30 – Intellectual property (IP) and global challenges

10:30-11:00 – IP and business

11:00-11:30 – Work of the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center

11:30-12:00 – Copyright in the digital era

Go directly to the WIPO Access Center to obtain a visitor's badge.

Warning – you will need to bring your e-mail confirmation from WIPO and some form of identification.

Briefings in 2020

  • January 22
  • February 26
  • March 12
  • April 1
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 29
  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 11

Facilities at WIPO

WIPO Library
(Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

Library

The WIPO Library offers a unique collection of more than 35,000 IP reference materials, ranging from historical legal texts to the most recent IP journals.

Visitors are welcome to use library facilities.

WIPO Cafeteria
(Photo: WIPO/Berrod)

Cafeterias

WIPO's NB and PCT Cafeterias serve lunch every day from 11:45 until 14:00. Daily menus include a wide range of national cuisines and cater to various diets. Reservations for more than eight persons are required in order to ensure adequate waiting time and best utilization of the spaces in the respective areas and floors.

The Cafeterias also offers hot and cold drinks and snacks.