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Knowledge, Intellectual Property, R&D Management

Intellectual Property




Introduction:

The objective of the course is to promote awareness of intellectual property, as one of the most important assets of a company, in the global market environment.

The course provides an informative and interesting overview (and exchange of views) for professionals and non-professionals on an organization’s Intellectual Property (IP) management strategy.

Targeted Groups:

  • Legal and paralegal managers
  • Public officials
  • Governmental professionals
  • Department heads
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone who wishes to gain knowledge of intellectual property

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify intellectual property and its importance
  • Enumerate various IP rights
  • Protect employees and organizations from any IP rights abuse

Targeted Competencies:

  • Intellectual property
  • Legal procedure
  • Patents procedure
  • Rights protection

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction:

  • Why intellectual property rights are important?
  • Intellectual property: individuals and organizations’ rights
  • Intellectual property rights:

Unit 2: Copyrights:

  • What is covered by copyright?
  • Copyright according to the Berne convention
  • What are the types of rights protected by copyright?
  • Right of reproduction
  • Rights of public performance, broadcasting, communication to the public and making available
  • Rights of translation and adaptation
  • Acquisition of copyright
  • Transfer of copyright
  • Protection, limitations, and exceptions to rights

Unit 3: Related Rights:

  • What are related rights?
  • Beneficiaries of related rights
  • International treaties and conventions concerning related rights
  • Rome convention and TRIPS
  • Beijing treaty on audiovisual performances
  • Term of protection
  • Enforcement

Unit 4: Trademarks:

  • Trademarks overview
  • Development of trademarks
  • Examples of trademarks
  • Signs that cannot be used as trademarks
  • Characteristics of a trademark
  • Assessment and protection of a trademark
  • Collective and certification marks
  • Well-known marks
  • Use of trademarks
  • Regional trademark registration systems
  • Trademarks and the internet
  • Trademarks in the virtual world: the challenge

Unit 5: Other IP Rights:

  • Geographical indications
  • Industrial design

Unit 6: Patents:

  • Criteria for patent protection, inclusions, and exclusions
  • Obtaining a patent
  • Key highlights of obtaining a patent
  • Unfair competition