Primer on Intellectual Property

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Course Description

This course covers the fundamental aspects of intellectual property (IP): copyright and related rights, trademarks, patents, geographical indications, and industrial designs. It also covers contemporary issues impacting the IP field such as: new plant varieties, unfair competition, enforcement of IP rights and emerging issues in IP.

Learning Objectives

Familiarization with the different types of IP, how to enforce your IP rights if infringed

Course Developer

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information, and cooperation. A self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states, WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.  Through the WIPO Academy, WIPO offers a range of online training courses designed to introduce business owners, students, IP professionals and government officers to the various forms of IP.


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