Short-term Online Courses on Intellectual Property Rights offered by FICCI


Are you searching for a course in intellectual property rights? The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) offers online courses in IPR. The candidates desirous of joining these courses can get the details of the online courses, eligibility, course fee structure, duration, and course content in this article.

About FICCI

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation that represents businesses and industries in India. FICCI supports various commercial and public-sector businesses in India by getting resources from various regional chambers of commerce and industry around the country. Currently, intellectual property (IP) has fostered technological advancement, resulting in fast economic growth and development in the whole world. Keeping this view in mind, the FICCI offers some courses in Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) which help participants to understand intellectual property rights, competition law, the commercialization process, and other aspects. These courses are resourceful, run in online mode, and are extremely helpful for the learners. 

Courses Advantages

Participants who join any of these courses will get several benefits, such as:
  • The course will be conducted in online mode and every participant will have access to webinars, online lectures, case studies, etc.
  • Each participant will get an opportunity to have discussions with corporate executives and IP experts.
  • These courses are designed in such a way that they will develop a research-based approach to learning.
  • The course will improve the student's knowledge of the subject and enhance their practical expertise.
  • This course is intended to help students enhance their technical and professional talents, as well as their learning and understanding of the subject.

Certification Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate, which will add more value to their profile.

Courses offered by FICCI

  1. Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property (IPPro)
  2. Online Certificate Course on IP Protection and Commercialization (IPProComm)
  3. Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights & Competition Law (IPComp)

1. Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property (IPPro)

This online course aims to provide participants with a basis for learning as well as practical skills in intellectual property rights. Through this course, they will get comprehensive knowledge of the significance and role of IPR in the R&D sector, businesses, and industries. Basic knowledge of Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs, Geographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR), Plant Variety Rights (PVR) and Trade Secrets are also included in this course.

Course Details

Eligibility Criteria
Students from any academic background, such as law, science, engineering, etc., are eligible to join the course. The course is open to professionals from a variety of industries, including mechanical, electrical/electronics, computers, and chemicals.

Course Duration: The duration of the course is 2 months. 

Course Fees: The participants will have to pay a requisite course fee online through an online payment gateway as follows: 
  • For Students: Rs. 5500/-
  • For others including Industry Professionals: Rs. 7500/-

Scheme of Course

There are two stages in the course:

Stage 1: Webinars and online lectures will be delivered by the experts. Study material, including online lectures prepared by senior industry experts and academicians from India's premier institutes, will be provided to students. Students can also take part in a forum to raise queries and interact with other participants. The questions put by the participants would be answered by IPR experts.

Stage 2: In this stage, an online examination will be conducted, and after the completion of the online examination, a course completion certificate will be issued to the participants.

Course Coverage

The programme gives broad knowledge of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and their involvement in the R&D sector. All the different categories of IPRs such as Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs, Geographical Indications, TKDL, Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR), Plant Variety Rights (PVR), and Trade Secrets will be explained. Brief outlines of the important international treaties such as TRIPS, GATT, Madrid Protocol, PCT, etc., will be given. Apart from this, the discussion on other relevant topics like bioprospecting and bio-piracy will also be carried out. In this course, students will also learn about intellectual property rights in software technology development, Computer Related Inventions (CRI) and how they can be used in the software industry. Participants will also acquire knowledge of the software patents. IP strategies, IPR guidelines, contracts and agreements, and IP facilitators will all be thoroughly described. Various topics on IPR commercialization, competition and confidentiality, antitrust laws, IPR assignment, technology transfer agreements and legal auditing, IP protection systems, will also be covered. Practical information will help the participants understand the significance of IPR in today's global knowledge-based economy. Candidates will be provided with real-world examples and case studies in this module, which will aid in their comprehension and application of the subject. The course will have the following modules: 

Module 1: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and its domains 

Module 2: IPRs in Software

Module 3: Start-up and IP Awareness

Module 4: Commercializing Intellectual Property Rights: Key Business Issues

Module 5: Case Studies and Exercises

2. Online Certificate Course on IP Protection and Commercialization (IPProComm)

Nowadays due to technological advancements, people are becoming more aware of the power of intellectual property rights. IPRs are also important because they give knowledge about how wealth can be generated from intangible assets with the help of IPRs. IP is the most significant factor in determining the growth and prosperity of a country. With due focus on IP protection and commercialization, FICCI has launched an 'Online Certificate Course on IP Protection and Commercialization' to provide a much-needed learning platform for researchers, businesses, legal professionals, and students.

Course Details

Eligibility Criteria
Students who are pursuing or have completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree, in any discipline such as law, science, engineering, etc. are eligible to attend the course. Professionals such as law professionals, IP professionals, lawyers, patent agents, and engineering professionals who are interested in IPR can attend the course. Start-ups and MSMEs interested in learning how to effectively exploit and commercialise intellectual property are also eligible for this course.

Course Duration: The duration of the course is 3 months. 

Course Fees: The participants will have to pay a requisite course fee online through an online payment gateway as follows: 
  • For Students: Rs. 10,500/-
  • For others including Industry Professionals: Rs. 13,500/-

Scheme of Course

The course is completed in three stages:

Stage 1: Here the participants will get their study materials. They will also have access to the student forum, where they will be able to participate, connect with other students, and ask questions. IPR Experts will answer the questions put by participants.

Stage 2: Senior industry professionals and professors from India's top institutes will offer webinars and online lectures. A case study and/or assignment will be included.

Stage 3: In this stage, an online examination will be conducted, and after the completion of the online examination, a course completion certificate will be issued to the participants.

Course coverage

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and types of IPs such as Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Industrial Designs, Copyrights, Plant Variety & Farmer Rights, Semiconductor & IC Layouts, etc. are included in this course. IP laws that will be covered in this course are Indian Patents Law and patent filing procedure as per the Indian Patents Act, 1970 and Indian Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016; Indian Copyrights Law and filing procedure associated timelines as prescribed in Indian Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 and Indian Copyright Rules (Amendment) 2016; Indian Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law and Trademarks filing procedure as prescribed in Indian Trade Marks (Amendment) Act, 2010 and Indian Trade Marks Rules, 2017; Indian Designs Law and Design filing procedures associated timelines as prescribed in Indian Design Act, 2000 and Indian Design (Amendment) Rules, 2014; Indian Geographical Indications Law and filing procedure of GI as explained in the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Rules, 2002. Participants will also learn about India's first Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy for awareness, creation, commercialization, protection, and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) and International Treaties. Lectures on the commercialization of IP and their applicability to achieve economic and social issues, the basic commercialization process including assignments and licencing and financial resources are the main part of this course. Under the management of IP portfolio, several important aspects that are helpful in effective implementation such as correct IP tools, procedural know-how, organisational traits and behaviours and strategic approach including the whole life cycle of a product, from conception to commercialization will be focused. These aspects will help to be equipped with the knowledge on how to IP protection while reducing risk and costs. Several approaches describing the economic value and importance of IPRs will also be covered. Furthermore, all the webinars and online lectures will be delivered by senior industry experts. Case studies on IP audits, assignments on IP protection, enforcement and commercialization will be presented in this course. The case studies will be based on practical experience. The following modules are covered in this course: 

Module 1: Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights 

Module 2: Types of IP (Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, GI)

Module 3: Introduction to IP Commercialization and ways to Commercialize

Module 4: Management of an IP Portfolio

Module 5: IP Valuation

Module 6: Webinars, Online Workshops, and Case Studies

3. Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights & Competition Law (IPComp)

The present course also has great importance as it gives an understanding of the principles of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Competition Law, and their roles in various industries and worldwide markets. It explains the various aspects of IPR, types of IPRs, and the importance of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in the consistency of IPR with competition law that helps to encourage innovation as well as a social and economic benefit. 

Course Details

Eligibility Criteria
The course is open to students with any academic background, including law, physics, and engineering. The training is open to law professionals, intellectual property professionals, lawyers, patent agents, and professionals from various industries such as mechanical, electrical/electronics, computers, and chemicals.

Course Duration: The duration of the course is 2 months. 

Course Fees: Participants will be required to pay a course cost via an online payment method as follows:
  • For Students: Rs. 6500/-
  • For Others including Industry Professionals: Rs. 8500/-

Scheme of Course

The course is conducted in two stages:

Stage 1: In this stage, study materials will be provided and access to a forum will be given where students may ask their questions and connect with other students and the IPR experts. Experts will answer the questions put by participants. Senior industry professionals and educators from India's top institutes will deliver webinars and online lectures.

Stage 2: In this stage, an online examination will be conducted, and after the completion of the online examination, a course completion certificate will be issued to the participants.

Course Coverage

An overview of competition law and its various aspects such as objects, advantages, implementations, and its evolution from the Nehruvian mixed model, the Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Agreements, Abuse of Positions of Dominance and Merger, Amalgamations and Acquisitions Control, and Remedies under the Competition Act will be taught in this programme. Lectures on the basics of IPRs, different types, principles, their importance and their role in many fields will be delivered. The relationship between IPR and competition law, and the role of TRIPS, is explained. The programme will also cover important issues such as maintaining the competitive structure of markets, the Competition Commission of India, and patent compulsory licencing. Standard-Essential Patents (SEP), Fair, Reasonable, and Non-discriminatory (FRAND) licencing in India, antitrust cases and litigation w.r.t. recent SEP and FRAND in India will be described in detail. Relevant course lectures on various treaties, agreements, and laws that have been established for the effective combination of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Competition Law and Competition Commission of India such as The Competition Act, 2007; The Copyright Act, 1957; The Patent Act, 1970, The Trade and Merchandise Act, 1958; Trademarks Act, 1999, The Design Act, 2000, The Semi-conductor Integrated Circuit Layout-Design Act, 2000; Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (WHO) and the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act are included.

Module 1: Competition Law

Module 2: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Module 3: Relation Between IPR and Competition Law

Module 4: IPR and Competition Law Based Agreements and Treaties

Module 5: Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act

Registration Procedure

Desirous candidates must go to the official website of FICCI, and click on the "Register Now" link for the desired online certificate course. After registration, the online registration form is to be filled out and the course fee is to be paid via an online payment mechanism.

Contact Details

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Federation House, Tansen Marg, 
New Delhi - 110 001 
E-mail: ipcourse@ficci.com 
Phone: 011-23487477 (Mon - Fri 10 AM - 6 PM)
Website: https://www.ficciipcourse.in/


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