Intellectual property training programs for business teams and corporate executives cover patent and trademark basics. A thorough understanding of basics of intellectual property rights is important for small business owners and team members of technology companies. There are various business situations when the knowledge of IPR comes in handy. For example, Anti-Gravity lean of Michael Jackson was actually patented by way of obtaining patent rights from the patent office, or artist Daler Mahendi’s miniature doll artist had to actually pay INR 1 Lakhs for infringing on the rights of a lawful person who has the lawful right over the trademark. With the growth in IT sector and human intellect, business are getting heavily dependent on knowledge and technology. These processes and innovation take a lot of brainstorming therefore it becomes quite important for innovators, promoters, process creators to prevent their business from getting exploited and to cherish for the innovators efforts and that is where intellectual property comes into rescue.
By the end of this training program you will be well versed with intellectual property, identification of intellectual property; implications of IP as to know–how which results from application of creator’s intellect. It will help you to understand the impact of local and global IPR laws on the rights of traditional communities.
Rahul Dev is an international speaker and a corporate trainer with expertise in various aspects of law, business and technology. His specific areas of focus include innovation management, intellectual property rights, patents, trademarks, global branding strategies, online reputation management, blockchain, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He is also a doctoral research scholar at the reputed business school in Europe, SSBM (Swiss School of Business and Management, Geneva).
The IPR training modules include various aspects of intellectual property rights, including the following broad topics.
A patent is an exclusive right granted by the Government to the inventor for an invention, which is a product or process that provides a new way of doing something, or that offers a new technical solution to a problem. The patent law provides certain rights to the patent owners and patent owners for protecting their inventions from potential infringers. Protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years for various kinds of inventions, which fulfil the patentability criteria of novelty, non-obviousness (inventive step) and industrial applicability.
Copyrights subsist in original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works generally. It protects the expression of an idea. The expression can be in various forms, including but not limited to literary, musical and dramatic works, motion pictures and sound recordings, pictorial, graphic and sculptural art, and even computer programs. The creators of works protected by copyright, and their heirs and successors (generally referred to as “right holders”), have certain basic rights under copyright law like reproduction, translation and adaptation of the work, its public performance and communication to the public by broadcasting or other means.
Trademark rights exist for distinctive visual sign/ symbols including a label or a logo by which the buyers can identify the goods / services of a particular seller / service provider. Historically, trademarks existed in a manner such that the artisans used to put their signature or “mark” on their products or creations.
Geographical indications are signs used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, a reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that place of origin. Most commonly, a geographical indication includes the name of the place of origin of the goods or products associated with such regions.
This module includes plant variety rights and plant breeders rights. The protection of new plant varieties is another aspect of IPR, as such seeks to acknowledge the achievements of breeders of new plant varieties by giving them, for a limited period, an exclusive right. To obtain such protection, the new varieties must satisfy specific criteria as defined under the applicable laws and regulations of any jurisdiction.
The multiple modules of the IPR training program are aimed at individuals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, law students and young lawyers or attorneys who are a graduate from a recognized university. Students who are in pursuing their graduate degree from any recognized university or association of Indian or foreign universities can also apply for the same training program. There shall be no restriction as to age, gender or nationality for applying.
Intellectual property is the right acquired from the creative or unique production of another person, idea, or method of producing an item and protection is often sought to prevent unauthorized use of the item. Protection is often sought for fraud or breach of contract by the other party. Intellectual property is a vast area of the law, with many different categories and types. Often protected by a patent, trade secrets, or trademarks, the forms of intellectual property protection vary and are rarely uniform across states. Brand names are typically protected by trademarks, literary or artistic works via a copyright, and inventions through patents. These rights are granted by the United States government or through federal court orders. There are two general kinds of legal protection for trademarks: federal and state. State laws generally cover word marks for particular products, whereas federal law typically deals with brands and labels. Either way, intellectual property laws provide the legal foundation for brand protection. A copyright is designed to protect the creative work of authors. Protections may be granted for literary works (for example, a writer’s copyright), cinematograph films and books, musical compositions, and broadcasts. Owners may grant licenses for the public performance of their works, invention, or development of new ideas. Works in the public domain are also protected by copyrights. These include songs, visual art, and architectural designs.
Our team of advanced patent attorneys assists clients with patent searches, drafting patent applications, and patent (intellectual property) agreements, including licensing and non-disclosure agreements.
Advocate Rahul Dev is a Patent Attorney & International Business Lawyer practicing Technology, Intellectual Property & Corporate Laws. He is reachable at rd (at) patentbusinesslawyer (dot) com & @rdpatentlawyer on Twitter.
Quoted in and contributed to 50+ national & international publications (Bloomberg, FirstPost, SwissInfo, Outlook Money, Yahoo News, Times of India, Economic Times, Business Standard, Quartz, Global Legal Post, International Bar Association, LawAsia, BioSpectrum Asia, Digital News Asia, e27, Leaders Speak, Entrepreneur India, VCCircle, AutoTech).
Regularly invited to speak at international & national platforms (conferences, TV channels, seminars, corporate trainings, government workshops) on technology, patents, business strategy, legal developments, leadership & management.
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