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Introduction to Confidential Information and Remedies

Learn about protecting confidential information in this free Confidential Information Training online course.

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This free online Confidential Information Training course will teach you about confidential information, how to protect it and the penalties for using confidential information without permission. Next, you will learn about the best practices of how to keep confidential information protected. Start this course to learn about business information privacy, as well as best practices to protect confidential information.
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    4-5 Hours
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This free Confidential Information Training online course begins with defining confidential information. Confidential information refers to any information that can be protected by a promise or a covenant. The confidential information law does not distinguish between the different types of information. You will be learning about the three conditions that information has to satisfy in order to become confidential information.

Next this course will discuss geographical indication or GI and it will explain what that term means, what that sign is used for and how is it used on products. Furthermore, this course on protecting confidential information will discuss designs for finished article that are later sold individually. You will also learn about how enforcement of intellectual property rights happens in practice and what it refers to.

Then, you will be learning about infringement which refers to the use of intellectual property without permission. The legal consequence of infringement can lead to civil liability or criminal liability. This course will teach you how civil and criminal liability can occur. Finally we will discuss alternative dispute resolution, which involves settling a dispute by employing certain dispute resolution methods. This course is for everyone who wants to learn about confidentiality, information privacy and what the consequences are for using confidential information without permission.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • State and explain types of confidential information and its requirements.
  • Discuss the various types of information that can be protected under confidential information regime.
  • List the characteristics of a geographical indications.
  • Distinguish between a patent and a design.
  • Discuss how enforcement of intellectual property rights can happen.
  • List the types of infringement with regard to patents, trademark, copyright and designs.
  • Explain the two types of licences.


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