The Arab Certified Intellectual Property Practitioner (ACIPP) Certificate Program

The Arab Certified Intellectual Property Practitioner (ACIPP) Certificate Program

The Arab Certified Intellectual Property Practitioner Program (ACIPP) is a professional Arabic program offering advanced teaching and training for the IP practitioner. The ACIPP Program provides professionals and students with a comprehensive program covering many aspects of IP, including trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights, and patents of inventions. It aims at providing an easier understanding of modern principles that govern IP access to knowledge and international developments to enable practitioners to provide services in line with world standards. Currently, the ACIPP program provides the only certification of its kind in the region, and is taught in the Arabic language.

An Intellectual Property (IP) certificate that develops professionals in all major topics of IP has become more valuable in the work force. Due to the rapid growth and need of IP profession globally, today’s market in the Arab region requires professionals equipped with enough knowledge in the IP field. The global market requires innovative new ideas and products to increase global productivity and profit. Therefore, the market in the Arab region requires more ideas, products, and other matters of IP to develop it proactively and effectively.

Hence, training programs provided by ASIP, such as the ACIPP program, will increase IP awareness and promote the overall progress of society. The Arab market will grow as new innovative ideas and products are developed, which give the IP field an essentially crucial role in today’s society. The ACIPP program is designed to provide the necessary training and develop the IP profession.

Following much preparation and development of the ACIPP program curriculum and consultations from top professionals in the IP field, the ACIPP program was first implemented in Amman, Jordan on November 12, 2005. Through a combination of teaching and training tools, which includes real work experience, the Program is designed to give participants a solid base and real understanding of IP principles on legal, business skills and practical knowledge. As part of the program, tools and their applications are under the scope, focusing on the four main IP disciplines, with an option for advanced learning of other selected IP subjects.

The Arab Intellectual Property Practitioner Program consists of four modules and advanced courses, each in a major discipline of the Intellectual Property field. Each course offered for any given paper represents almost 40-60 study hours, including real-work training at accredited IP agents or law firms.

The four main Modules of the ACIPP program are as follows:

Module One: Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP)
Module Two: Trademarks and Unfair Competition (+ training)
Module Three: Copyright and Related Rights (+ training)
Module Four: Patents of Inventions and Trade Secrets (+ training)

The Arab Certified Intellectual Property Practitioner Program (ACIPP) focuses on the practical side of Intellectual Property (IP) and allows students to develop their skills inside and outside the classroom. The program offers intensive 3-4 week real-work training in copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, patents, and trade secrets in the last weeks of each course with experts from government agencies, businesses, law firms, and agencies.

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