IP Courses Abound

Below is a non-exhaustive and working  list of the courses relating to the law of intellectual property rights and other allied laws. Wherever available, links to the courses have been provided; which lead to the official website of the entities offering the courses.

I. Online / Distance Courses:

a. World Intellectual Property Rights Organisation (WIPO)

1. WIPO DL-101, Basic Course

Course Type: Basics of Intellectual Property Rights

Duration: 55 hours over the course of six weeks

Eligibility: Open to all

Certification / Diploma:

Fees: Free of Charge

Further Details: http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/courses/distance_learning/dl101.html

2. WIPO Advanced Courses

Courses: Copyright and Related Rights (DL-201), Electronic Commerce and IP (DL-202), Biotechnology and IP (DL-204), Patents (DL-301), Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (DL-302), Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules (DL-317), Patent Information Search (DL-318), Basics of Patent Drafting (DL-320), Managing IP in the Book Publishing Industry (DL-401), IP Management (DL-450).

Duration: Approx. 120 hours of study time over a period of 12 weeks

Minimum Eligibility: Completion of WIPO DL-101

Certification / Diploma:

Fees: 80 USD (For Students)
Further Details: http://www.wipo.int/academy/en/courses/distance_learning/

II. Classroom Courses

1. Diploma Courses

a. Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune

– One Year Diploma in Intellectual Property Laws (D.I.P.L)
– One Year Diploma in Media Laws (D.M.L)
http://www.symlaw.ac.in/Diploma-Admission-Procedure-2013.php

b. Indira Gandhi National open University (IGNOU) (Distance Learning)

Post-Graduate Diploma In Intellectual Property Rights

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 8,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar
Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline

Website:http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/sol/programmes/detail/249/2

2015 Cycle: http://www.ignou.ac.in/userfiles/Advt_%20Jan_%202015%20(English)%20(1).jpg

c. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore (Distance)

Course: Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights

Duration: One Year
Minimum Eligibility: LLB Graduation from any recognized university

Certification / Diploma: Diploma

Fees: INR 11,600/-
Further Details: https://www.nls.ac.in/resources/ded/academic_programmes_distance_education_overview.htm

d. Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP)

For Full Details on LLM Courses in India, visit http://www.llm-guide.com/india

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