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PROGRAMme: CERTIFICATE COURSE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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.

Modules

  • 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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