Online training

The Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg (IPIL G.I.E.) provides an e-learning training programme designed to develop users’ competencies in intellectual property (IP).
This programme, provided exclusively online, contains learning modules presenting the main IP rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyrights).

The content proposed in this training is divided into two business oriented learning paths to be chosen when registering.

The total duration of the course is between 20 to 30 hours depending on the learning path selected.

Learning path presentation

IPIL offers two learning paths: one designed for CEOs, managers and other professions in a business environment, as well as one that is more tailored to suit engineers and researchers and similar professions.
Each learning path is composed of a set of courses that can be selected according to the participant’s profile when registering.
Optional courses are available to those who have enrolled into one of these paths.
Moreover, three intellectual property introduction courses are also available for free upon registration (10 hours of training).
A certificate of attendance will automatically be issued at the end of the training.


€100 per learner excluding VAT.


  • Business-oriented courses meeting the needs of each of these two professional groups.
  • Courses supported by the use of practical examples to illustrate the theory.
  • Many case studies, animations, interactive exercises with instant answers.
  • Unlimited access to the chosen learning path and to optional courses throughout the session.
  • Certificates of attendance are automatically delivered upon course completion.
  • Communication with tutors to answer questions or queries, if needed.
  • A free access to any new contents that would be added to the learning platform in the future.

Learning path: IP for engineers, researchers

This learning path focuses on the patent and its use as a source of information. It offers two modules: the first one covers the different IP rights (patents, trade marks, designs and copyright) as well as trade secrets, software and databases; the second module concentrates on the use of patents as a source of information (patent search on Espacenet and analysis of patent information).

Estimated duration: 25 hours.

Learning path: IP for CEO and business managers

This entrepreneurial oriented learning path takes a more strategic approach to IP and emphasises its economic and financial aspects. The course offers two modules: the first one on the different IP rights (patents, trade marks, designs and copyright) as well as trade secrets, software and databases; the second module focuses on the financial evaluation, valuation and exploitation of intellectual property rights.

Estimated duration: 21 hours.

Optional modules

Optional modules are available for any e-learning training programme taken:

  • Trade mark, design information. This module shows how to use trade marks and designs as a source of information and how to gather it.
  • Patent information. This module teaches how to use patent information; it focuses on the use of patent information collected from the Espacenet database. It also provides an introduction to patent analysis.
  • Financial evaluation of Intellectual Property. This module teaches how to calculate the value of intellectual property assets.

Free modules

Three introductory courses on intellectual property are available free of charge upon registration:

  • Introduction to intellectual property (IP): allowing to learn basics in intellectual property, its stakes, the actors and what the main IP rights are.
  • Patent search in the Espacenet database: helping understand how to use the new Espacenet search interface, from a simple to an advanced search.
  • Trade mark search in TMview database: this course shows how to conduct searches on one of the largest trade mark database.



Registration for the complete training is now open.The registration date for the next full course will be announced in January.


The training session is open from 01/02/2023 to 30/11/2023. Free modules are available the whole year.




English and French


€100 VAT excluded per learner


Matthieu Delabarre and Xavier Delecroix

IPIL’s establishment authorisation number as a continuing vocational training body issued on 23 December 2016 by the Ministry of Economy: 10073773/0