Online Course on Intellectual Property Law & Practice in the World Today




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This course will grant you a great foundation in IP law, procedure and Policy.


IP law is involved in every major decision in the world. Today, it is fundamental to the success of our economy. In fact, one can scarcely pick up a newspaper these days without reading an article about intellectual property disputes. The fact is that protecting intellectual property is extremely important to most businesses. In fact, this growth in intellectual property related legal work has been so profound that courts are often at a loss as to how to deal with many of the issues. It is more imperative more than ever, to seek a career change in IP. Engineers, lawyers, scientists, researchers and artists are all in need of understanding and benefiting from this practice.

The programme aims to provide you with an advanced knowledge of substantive intellectual property law, and of the place and role of intellectual property within domestic, regional and international contexts. This programme enables you to develop a fully rounded understanding of intellectual property rights, their role in society and the impact of intellectual property (IP) on global economics and development.

The programme aims to equip students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of IP law within an international, European and domestic African context. The programme covers all the major IP rights, including copyright, designs, trade marks, and patents as well as confidentiality, passing off, database rights and other IP protection.

The programme also addresses global policy-making and the framework of international treaties that govern intellectual property law, as well as consideration of IP rights in their social, cultural and commercial contexts.

Programme Structure

You must complete all courses in order to receive a certificate.

  • Intellectual Property Law - Copyright and Related Rights

  • Intellectual Property Law - Industrial Property

  • International Intellectual Property Law

  • Legal Aspects of Managing Intellectual Property

  • Patents

  • Traditional Knowledge

Detailed Programme Facts


  • Full-time duration Months

  • Available all the time

  • Study intensity Part-time

  • Credits Pending - The certificate is recognized by employers. The knowledge acquired is more valuable.

  • Delivery mode


    • Time flexibility

    • Teacher support

      Continuous support with feedback on request

    • Student interaction

      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)