Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property rights are like any other property right. They allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. These rights are outlined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interests resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions. An efficient and equitable intellectual property system can help all countries to realize intellectual propertyâ€™s potential as a catalyst for economic development and social and cultural well-being. The intellectual property system helps strike a balance between the interests of innovators and the public interest, providing an environment in which creativity and invention can flourish, for the benefit of all.
In recent years, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has emerged as a significant policy tool integrating intellectual activity, technology, business and public interest. FFSQ follows a multifaceted path by focusing on various aspects for IPR teaching related to food & nutrition, agriculture, healthcare professionals, innovation, business, information technology, etc. This curriculum includes the basic aspects of intellectual property rights like patents, trademarks, copyright and related rights, geographical indications and industrial designs. It also deals with current concerns influencing the IP scenario like unfair competition, enforcement of IP rights and emerging issues in IPR.
In the current era, the need for having basic knowledge in IPR has become of paramount importance to various industries. The management of IP and its associated rights is a multidimensional task and calls for persons from different fields such as science, engineering, medicine, law, finance and marketing.
The IPR program is specifically designed considering international perspective related to IPR law and patents. This program will help to better understand the complexity of IPR policy by focusing on legal, practical and business practices. These programs in addition offer practical hands-on training by including recent case studies, infringement issues and related law cases. The courses offered are: