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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.

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

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Intellectual Property Rights Online Course

About this E-learning Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Recognise what constitutes intellectual property
  • 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

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by an intellectual property expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • New post-course assessment added

Course Outline


Video: Potential Consequences

What Constitutes Intellectual Property?

Examples of Intellectual Property Rights

Video: When to Avoid a Patent

What Protections Do IP Rights Offer?

Video: Licensing

Make the Call: Which type of Protection is Appropriate?

Applying for Protection: Patents

Video: What Can Be Patented?

Applying for Protection: Designs

Applying for Protection: Trademarks

Video: When to Apply for a Trademark

Applying for Protection: Copyright

Trade Secrets

- Protecting trade secrets

Make the Call: Why is IP Awareness Important?

How Does Your Company Create IP Awareness?

IP Awareness at the Corporate Level

Video: Creating IP Awareness

Make the Call: Intellectual Property in Practice

What are the Consequences?

Protecting your IP

Enforcing your IP

Video: Outsourcing Issues

IPR Infringements

Video: Avoiding Infringing Someone Else's IP

Legal Liability

Video: IP Rights Convictions

Make the call: Is it an Infringement?

- The London Bus
- The marketing jingle

Video: Preventing IP Violations within your Company

Make the Call

- IP infringement
- Piracy at work

Common Infringements of 3rd-party IP

Video: Inadvertent Violations of 3rd-party IPR

Preventative Measures




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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.



Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.



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.