Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law
Learn about the functions and different forms of intellectual property and competition law in this free online course.
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This course explains how Intellectual property results from the application of someone's mind or intellect to create something new or original. You will learn about how creative activity culminating in intellectual property is necessary for socio-economic progress. You will also learn about how copyrights provide free and automatic protection for an author's original expression of ideas.
The course also describes how copyright is used in protecting intellectual property like books and sound recordings. You will learn about the several kinds of design and efforts made to preserve the shape and outlook of a product to prevent intellectual design theft. You will also learn about how some top companies have used their trade secrets to become highly successful.
The course then explains how some companies abuse their dominance by engaging in market acts capable of eliminating their competitors. You will learn about certain policies put in place by regulating organizations around the world to maintain competitiveness in a monopolistic market. You will also learn about the components of the competition law, and the different types of market based agreements.Start Course Now
Functions and Different Forms of Intellectual Property Rights
Functions and Different Forms of Intellectual Property Rights - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Concept of Intellectual Property and Patent Law
Integrated Circuits Layout Designs
Trade Secret or Undisclosed Information
Functions and Different Forms of Intellectual Property Rights - Lesson Summary
Introduction to Competition Law
Introduction to Competition Law - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Competition Law I
Introduction to Competition Law II
Introduction to Competition Law - Anti Competitive Practices
Introduction to Competition Law - Vertical Agreements
Abuse of Dominance
Regulations of Combinations
Introduction to Competition Law - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the meaning of abuse of dominance in the concept of competition law
- List the various forms of abuse, and the act on abuse of dominant position
- Explain business combinations and the procedure for investigating combinations
- Discuss the appreciable and adverse effect of combination on competition in India
- Describe the concept of competition law, the components of the law and the application of the law
- Describe the development of competition law in India
- Distinguish between horizontal agreements and vertical agreements
- Describe the importance of copyright as an important aspect of rights in intellectual property
- Describe how a product works or operates, and how it is protected by patent law
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