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The IIPS Certificate Course in Intellectual Property provides participants with an appreciative insight into the role and significance of the different forms of Intellectual property rights, their application to a work environment and their management in the greater generation of value and wealth; through an understanding of the fundamentals of the IPR regimes and protection systems.

The uniqueness of this awareness programme lies in the elaboration of the multi-faceted IPR issues around us and the legal, economic and management challenges confronting the IPR protection systems as a result of the technological developments. Ethical ramifications and issues of public policy are also examined.

At the end of the course the student will have:

  • An overview of the various categories of IP i.e. Copyrights, Patents, Designs, Trademarks, Trade Secrets etc and their related rights and applications.
  • An in-depth appreciation of the significance of the IPR protection system as a tool for technology innovation, technology transfer and the creation of greater wealth and value for corporations and individuals
  • A good knowledge of the national and international IPR protection systems and their implications for business, including the impact of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPs); relevance of the international conventions and treaties, resolutions of disputes and enforcements of IPRs.
  • A basic understanding of the many facets of IPR protection: legal, economic, managerial and social, and the challenges brought about by technological advancement, particularly biotechnology and computing industries.
  • Understanding of procedures relating to the acquisition and protection of IPs.


  • Introduction to IP
  • All about Trademarks
  • All about Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Industrial Designs
  • Cyber law Management
  • Trade Secrets
  • Semiconductor Integrated Circuits and Layout – Design
  • Traditional Knowledge, Plant Varieties and Biodiversity
  • Valuation of intellectual properties
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