Introduction to Confidential Information and Remedies
This free online course legally resolves issues where a complaining individual feels his right has been infringed upon.
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This free online course on Introduction to Confidential Information and Remedies begins with defining confidential information. Confidential information refers to any information that can be protected by a promise or a covenant. The law of confidential information does not distinguish the different types of information. For something to be protected as confidential information it has to satisfy three conditions; the subject matter should be capable of protection, confidential obligation, unauthorised use causing detriment.
Next we will discuss geographical indication or GI which is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Next we will discuss designs. A design is applied to a finished article which is capable of being made and sold separately by an industrial process. Next we will discuss how enforcement of IP rights happens in practice. IP enforcement refers to the act of protecting your intellectual property assets.
Next we will move to infringement which refers to the use of intellectual property without permission or without consent. The legal consequence of infringement can lead to civil liability or criminal liability. Civil liability refers to private action remedies like injunction, damages, account of profit. Criminal liability refers to public action sanctions like arrest, detention, destruction, fines, imprisonment. Finally we will discuss alternative dispute resolution which is seen as a means by which you can settle a dispute by employing certain dispute resolution methods. We will also look at compulsory licences which are forced licences and are granted by the government.Start Course Now
Confidential Information - Learning Outcomes
Confidential Information Introduction
Confidential Information Requirements
Geographical Indications and Designs
Confidential Information - Lesson Summary
Enforcement and Remedies
Enforcement and Remedies - Learning Outcomes
Enforcement of Intellectual Property
Infringement, Remedies and Licenses
Enforcement and Remedies - Lesson Summary
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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