The importance of intellectual property laws has transcended to all industries, making it one of the largest and fastest growing areas in law.
Enrolls in this Program and learn to:
• Understand the legal regime governing copyrights, trademarks, and patents in India;
• Perceive the international regime governing these intellectual property rights;
• Analyze the procedural requirements for registration and use of these intellectual property rights; and
• Identify the various rights, remedies, and defenses available in relation to each of these intellectual property rights.
Are you a:
• Law student eager to build a career in IP teams of law firms, in-house legal advisory teams, or IP litigation;
• Practicing lawyer intent on enhancing your knowledge of, and skills necessary for practicing in, Intellectual Property Laws;
• Management or Finance student/professional keen to gain a deeper understanding of the legal and practical aspects of Intellectual Property Laws in commercial transactions; or
• Professional in the Design, Advertising, Architecture, Software, Pharmaceutical or other such industries intent on understanding how laws in India can help you protect your IP?
We recommend that you enroll in this Program now. We also recommend that you enroll in the Intellectual Property Law - II Program, to get a complete understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of other intellectual property rights such as geographical indications, trade secrets, and industrial design.
Did you know?
• That the granting of intellectual property rights dates back to 500 B.C., when chefs in the Greek colony of Sybaris were granted one-year monopolies for creating particular culinary delights?
• That when Volkswagen purchased the Rolls Royce automobile assets for nearly $800 million in 1998, Volkswagen managed to acquire everything that was needed to assemble a Rolls Royce, but forgot to purchase one important asset: the right to use the Rolls Royce trade mark? Volkswagen's rival BMW bought the rights for the trade mark.
• That Martin Luther King Jr.’s estate charges academic authors $50 for each sentence of the “I Have a Dream” speech that they reprint?
• That a Montreal Cineplex monitored audiences with metal detectors and night-vision goggles and checked popcorn for video cameras to prevent piracy of the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
Unit 1: Introduction: Meaning, Nature, and Evolution of Intellectual Property
• Perceive the scope of intellectual property law.
• Explore the history and the evolution of intellectual property law.
• Study the nature of intellectual property and distinguish between tangible and intangible property.
Unit 2: Scope and Rationale of Intellectual Property Rights
• Identify the different types of intellectual property.
• Examine the nature of each kind of intellectual property.
• Perceive the rationale and justification for providing intellectual property rights.
• Analyze the balance between dissemination of knowledge.
Unit 3: Understanding Fundamentals of Copyright
• Examine the purpose and scope of ‘copyrights’.
• Understand the essentials of copyright and the various subject-matters of copyright under the Copyright Act, 1957.
• Study the concept of ‘authorship’ and identify the term of copyright of various subject-matters of copyright under the Copyright Act, 1957.
Unit 4: Rights, Infringement, and Fair Use in Copyright
• Identify the different rights provided under copyright, including moral and economic rights.
• Distinguish between primary and secondary infringement of copyrights.
• Study the nuances of broadcasting rights.
Unit 5: Understanding Fundamentals of Trade Marks
• Examine the purpose and scope of ‘trade marks’.
• Identify different kinds of marks protected under the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
• Analyze the protection offered by trade marks
Unit 6: Registration, Use, and Infringement of Trade Marks
• Study the process of registration of a trade mark.
• Perceive the absolute and relative grounds of rejection of a registration of a trade mark under the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
• Identify different types of infringement under the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
Unit 7: Understanding Fundamentals of Patents
• Examine the purpose and scope of ‘patents’.
• Understand the rationale and justification for providing patents.
• Analyze the protection offered by patents.
Unit 8: Registration, Term, and Infringement of Patents
• Identify the various rights of a patentee and examine the grounds for infringement under the Patents Act, 1970.
• Learn about the different stages involved in the registration of a patent.
• Analyze the concept of compulsory licensing and its purpose.