Friday, January 2, 2009

WIPO WorldWide Academy offers Online IP Courses

DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property

Summary: This course covers the main areas of intellectual property, namely copyright, related rights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design, plant breeders' rights, unfair competition and international registration systems.

Duration: 50 hours. This course involves about 50 hours of study time over a period of six weeks. Tutorial assistance is provided by in-house experts via the course administrator. The course is offered two times in a year.

Cost: Free of Charge [Online Registration]

Distance Learning Session: March 1 to April 15 (Exam: April 16-18) 2009

Enrollment: December 1, 2008 to February 18, 2009

Course Outline: Delivered via the Internet, this course comprises twelve modules: Guide to Studying the Course, Introduction to IP, Copyright, Related Rights, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Industrial Design, Patents, WIPO Treaties, Unfair Competition, Protection of New Varieties of Plants, Summary and Discussion on IP Rights.

Students must submit a final exam before completing the course.

Target Audience: Government officials, staff in collective management societies, business managers in publishing, broadcasting and industry, students in faculties of law, business, chemistry, engineering, journalism, etc. needing a basic knowledge of IP.

Other Advanced Courses (Fee-based)

  • DL-201E Copyright and Related Rights
  • DL-202E Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property
  • DL-204E Biotechnology and Intellectual Property
  • DL-301E Patent
  • DL-302E Trademarks
  • DL-317E Arbitration and Mediation Procedure
  • DL-318E Patent Information Search
  • DL-320E Basics of Patent Drafting

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