About Lawctopus’ Courses
Since the last 10 years, Lawctopus’ mission has been to enable informed and inspired careers.
In furtherance of that, Lawctopus Law School aims to offer courses which are developed by top-notch industry experts, law firm practitioners, academicians, and delivered with care and commitment by Lawctopus’ in-house team.
Lawctopus’ Course on Intellectual Property – Law and Practice
With the rapidly developing technology and inventions and the increasing number of businesses, every year, protection and enforcement of intellectual property have become of utmost importance. The legal community is and will play a big role in safeguarding the rights of the creators, businesses and inventors.
Theoretically sound, and practically wholesome this course will tell you all you need to know to begin developing your interest, expertise, and practice in IP Laws.
If you complete this course thoroughly, you will be on your way to starting your IP practice or ace any related internships.
This is how the ‘IP- Law and Practice’ Course is structured:
Module 1: Patents- Understanding Patents, International & Indian Patent Regime
To help learners understand the scope of Patent Law, this module explores what is patents, comparative differences between Patents and other Intellectual Property, namely, Trademark, Copyright and Design and comparative analysis of Patent Law regimes of US, EU and China with that of Indian Patent Law regime.
Module 2: Patents-Subject Matter Eligibility
The Indian Patent Act does not specifically mention what comes under the ambit of subject matter, but it does mention certain categories of inventions that cannot be patented. This module explores subject matters which can be protected under the Indian Patent Law Act.
Module 3: Patents-Procedure for obtaining, Revocation and Opposition
This module discusses the end to end procedure of obtaining a patent, starting with drafting of various sections of the patent application to the grant of patent.
Module 4: Patents-Rights and Maintenance, Protection and Enforcement- Infringement and other remedies
This module covers infringement of Patents and the remedies under the Indian Patent Law, 1970 available to the patent holder.
Module 5: Patents- Assignment, Licensing and Working
This module covers assignment of a patent by the patent holder, working of patents i.e. to what extent the patented invention has been worked and compulsory licensing which is license granted by the Government to a third party without the authorization of the patentee.
Module 6: Patent Practice: See and Learn how things really work!
- Real-life demonstration of how Prior Art search (basics of the same) is conducted.
- Learn how to analyse the search report.
- Learn how to analyse the patentability criteria.
Module 7: Trademarks- Introduction & Clearance Search
In this module, you will learn in-depth about the basics of Trademarks, the kinds of trademarks, distinctiveness, and the types of applications filed to protect the trademarks in India and also ‘Clearance Search’.
Module 8: Trademark- Registered and Unregistered & Process for Registration
In this module, we will be learning about the importance of registration of Trademarks in India. We will also be looking at the concept of Passing off which can be used to enforce unregistered trademark rights.
Module 9: Trademarks – Refusal, Examination and Opposition, Post Advertisement Procedure & Well-Known Trademarks
In this module, we will be reading about absolute or relative grounds as provided under Section 9 and 11 respectively. We shall also be learning about the acquired distinctiveness of a trademark and what are some of the prohibited trademarks under the Trademark Act, 1999.
Module10: Trademarks – Infringement, Customs Recordal and Madrid Protocol
In this module, we will learn about how different types of infringement of trademark takes place and what legal remedies are available to the owner of the trademark. This module will also explain what are the defences available in the infringement action and rights of the prior user of the trademark.
Module 11: Trademark Practice: See and Learn how things really work!
- Real-life demonstration of conducting a Trademark Search.
- How to file a Trademark Application?
- Other TM Application Forms.
- Handling Oppositions and Objections.
Module 12: Copyright- History and theoretical foundations & Introduction
In this module learners will understand how Copyright Law has evolved to become one of the most important components of Intellectual Property Law. This module will also help explore what is Copyright along with the justification and history of Copyright Law in India as well as internationally.
Module 13: Copyright- Registration Process in India
This Module explores the procedure for registering the copyright in India. It discusses the procedure of making an application, timeline for obtaining a copyright registration certificate along with mandatory documents required to be submitted.
Module 14: Copyrights- Assignment and Licensing
This module explores the difference between the assignment and licensing with the help of relevant provisions of the Indian Copyright Act. This module also discusses the difference between statutory licencing and compulsory licencing of copyrighted work.
Module 15: Copyrights- Infringement & Remedies and Fair Use Doctrine
This module focuses on what is copyright infringement determination of copyright infringement and how copyright act deals with infringement. The discussion on these questions supported by landmark case laws on copyright infringement.
Module 16: Copyrights – Collective Administration through Collective Societies
This module explores the law on Copyright Societies in India. In this module, you will get acquainted with relevant provisions of Copyright Act that deal with registration and functioning of Copyright Societies.
Module 17: Copyright Practice: See and Learn how things really work!
- How to register a copyright in India?
- Drafting a legal notice to be sent to the infringer.
- Master class on drafting a copyright licensing agreement.
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Faculty, Researchers, Course Contributors
Our faculty consists largely of quality experts, who have been there and done that. Patent lawyers, copyright examiners, people who have actually got patents for their clients have developed the study material and will teach in the live classes.
We also have some academicians to ensure that our modules are theoretically rigorous and sound.
Mr. Aditya Kedari
Education: B.E in Computer Engineering (2007), LLB (Gold Medalist) and LLM from New Law College, Pune, NET Qualified (2015), currently pursuing PhD from Symbiosis.
Work experience: Ex-Assistant Professor in New Law College, Pune, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, currently at DES Shri. Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune.
Mr. Hemant Thadhani
Education: B.SC LLB from GNLU (2011), LLM from WIPO-QUT (Queensland University of Technology) in IP Law.
Work experience: Head (IP practice), Crawford Bayley & Co., Mumbai; ex-Managing Associate (IP Litigation) at Krishna and Saurashtri, Mumbai; Visiting Faculty NMIMS Institute of Intellectual Property Studies.
Mr. Devanshu Khanna (Lead Researcher)
Education: B. Tech (2012) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University; LLB from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 2015.
Work experience: Senior Associate at Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP and is also a registered Patent Agent.
Prof. Amit Jyoti Sandhu Gomber
Education: B.A. LLB (Gold Medalist) from Panjab University in 2012; LLM in IP Law (2013) from George Washington University Law School.
Work experience: Assistant Professor at JGLS, Sonipat and an Assistant Director with the Centre of IP and Technology Laws.
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Ms. Priggya Arora
Education: B.Tech from GBPUAT., Pantnagar and LL.B. (Hons) in IPR from IIT Kharagpur Law School.
Work experience: Ex-Senior Associate, IIPRD Consulting; Ex-Senior Associate, Khuran and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys; Founder and Owner, PA Legal, Delhi.
Mr. HB Keshava
Education: 2014 law graduate of UPES Dehradun; BSc. in Cognitive Psychology from Annamalai University.
Work experience: Managing Attorney of Baskaran and Associates, an IPR advisory and practice firm based in Pune. Guest faculty at New Law College, Pune, and at Career Launcher, Chennai.
Mr. Akshay Ajaykumar
Education: 2016 graduate from NLU, Jodhpur.
Work experience: Associate at ALG India Law Offices LLP (2016-2017) and L. R. Swami Co., Chennai (2018-2020); Popular IP Blogger on Linkedin.
Ms. Sumedha Marathe
Education: Law graduate from ILS Pune, Post Graduate Diploma in IPR from NLSIU Bangalore, LLM from HNLU Raipur.
Work Experience: Lawyer at NGT Pune, Ex Assistant Professor, ILS Pune, Academic Head at Lawctopus.
Ms. Ankita Aich
Education: Law Graduate from ILS Law College, Pune, LLM in in Intellectual Property Law from National Law University, Jodhpur.
Work Experience: Ex Assistant Manager (Legal) at Times Music, Ex Senior Associate with Thomson Reuters, Copyright Examiner at the Copyright Office, Delhi.
Ms. Rishika Rangarajan
Education: Law Graduate from NUJS Kolkata (2016).
Work experience: Ex Research Fellow, Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition; Ex Associate, Trilegal, Bangalore, Researcher, Indian Institute of Human Settlements.
Ms. Suneha Gupta
Education: LLB from University of Delhi in 2012. LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
Work Experience: Ex-Associate (Prosecution and Opposition), Copyright Examiner, Intellectual Property Office, Dwarka.
Mr. Waseem Shuaib Ahmed
Education: Law graduate from NUJS, Kolkata in 2014.
Work experience: Associate, Intll Advocate, Noida.
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Who is this course for?
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students of law.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students of any field, especially science, technology, and management, who are interested in IP Laws
- Young lawyers who want to revise the fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law.
- Entrepreneurs, Business Heads who wish to gain an understanding of Intellectual Property Law.
- Legal academicians who want to gain a practical understanding of the Intellectual Property Law.
Details for our Course on Intellectual Property- Law and Practice
Duration: 3 months
Course fee: Rs. 9900 (inclusive of GST)
Mode of learning:
1. The course is completely online and self-paced (with deadline-based assignments)
2. Recorded video lectures
3. Text-based modules and reading resources
4. Assignments + Feeback
5. Online based discussion forum for doubts resolution and peer-to-peer learning
6. 10-12 live sessions with subject experts. (The schedule for live lectures is announced before-hand. Live lectures are also recorded for reference of those who are unable to attend it live).
1. Free career webinars: 1. How to become a legal freelancer; 2. How to build a quality Linkedin profile, 3. Foreign LLMs; 4. How to get published in top law journals; 5. And more!
2. Alumni support: get updates on future webinars, job and internship opportunities exclusive to Lawctopus students
3. Get a certificate issued by Lawctopus after the completion of the course.
4. Free career counselling, CV, and career guidance for the best student in each batch.
5. Get preferable internship slots with partner organisations (for the top-performing students in each batch).
6. A chance to get published on Academike, Lawctopus’ Law Journal (ISSN: 2349-9796) (if your paper is around Intellectual Property Law).
7. An opportunity to mentor future batches for senior students, academicians, and practitioners (this is a paid, part-time, work-from-home position at Lawctopus).
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