Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd
Morrow GA 30260

Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents, Oh My!

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents - Oh My!!!

Instructor: Clovia Hamilton, JD, LLM

Target Audience: Business leaders responsible for their organization's brand protection and marketing. Leaders responsible for the protection and licensing of their organization's copyrightable works, trade secrets, and patentable inventions.

Prerequisites (courses and/or assessment or tests): To attend this program some college experience (or a 4-year college degree) is recommended, however, not required. Also, a good command of the English language will be helpful in the student's understanding of the program content.

Student Course Materials: Students will receive lecture handouts and a workbook.

Course Description: Are you responsible for the protection and licensing of your organization's copyrightable works, trade secrets, and patentable inventions? Today copyrights,trademarks and patents are important and controversial topics. They have a bearing on law, the market and the distribution of knowledge and culture. The current legal, economic and social landscape makes an understanding of copyright law not just widely relevant, but also challenging. Learn how to identify and distinguish between various forms of intellectual property. Learn how to protect and license intellectual property such as logos, trade names, copyrighted works, patentable inventions, and trade secrets.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Identify intellectual property in their business organization.

Discuss the nature and extent of intellectual property rights.

Apply intellectual property law principles such as copyrights, patents, and trademarks to real problems.

Describe how intellectual property can be protected, marketed, and licensed.

Teaching Methodology and Assessment: The course material will be taught by lecture using power point presentation; and discussions of real life experiences and legal case studies. Participant understanding of the course material will be assessed using discussion, Q and A, and workbook exercises.

Criteria for Successful Completion: At a minimum, for a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and IACET CEUs: 80% attendance, active participation and a completed evaluation for the course.

Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 2 hours

Number of IACET CEUs to be offered: 0.2   

Dates:February 4, 2013    Check for other dates
Meets:Monday : 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:CE Main Campus 203
Instructor:Clovia Hamilton

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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