Intellectual Property Rights Online Course

A company's intellectual property is one of its most valuable assets. It helps maintain the value of a company's brand, drives further innovations and improvements, and contributes to overall success.

Intellectual property includes a company's name, logo or slogan, client lists, spreadsheets, databases, unique research or analysis and business development plans.

Our Intellectual Property Rights Online Course explains intellectual property types, how they are protected and how to avoid infringing on others' rights.

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Intellectual Property Rights Online Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise what constitutes intellectual property (IP)
  • Apply for intellectual property rights
  • Take action to create IP awareness within our Company
  • Protect our Company's intellectual property
  • Avoid infringing the intellectual property rights of others

Latest Course Updates

Full design review conducted by an intellectual property expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • Updates to news stories
  • 2 New Exercises added to the course
  • 6 New MCQs Added to the Assessment

Course Outline


What constitutes intellectual property?

Examples of intellectual property rights

What protections are offered by IPR?

You make the call: Which type of protection is appropriate?

You make the call: Which type of protection is appropriate?

Applying for protection: Patents

Applying for protection: Designs

Applying for protection: Trademarks

Applying for protection: Copyright

Trade secrets

- Protecting trade secrets

You make the call: Why is IP awareness important?

How does your company create IP awareness?

IP awareness at the corporate level

You decide: Intellectual property in practice

What are the consequences?

Protecting your IP

Enforcing your IP

IPR infringements

Legal liability

You decide: The London bus

You decide: The marketing jingle

You decide: IP infringement

You decide: Piracy at work

Common infringements of third-party IP

Preventative measures




Course Specifications



Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages..



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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