INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Syllabus

A Hunt for Reaching Horizon of Science

Syllabus

UNIT–I

Introduction: Meaning of Intellectual Property- Nature of I.P- Protection of I.P. Rights-kinds of Intellectual Property Rights –International Conventions of Intellectual Property Rights- patent Treaty 1970, GATT 1994, TRIPS & TRIMS – International Organization for Protection of IPR – WTO, WIPRO, UNESCO.

 

UNIT-II

Patents: Meaning of Patent- Commercial Significance – Obtaining of Patent

 

– patentable Subject – matter – rights and obligations of Patentee – specification – Registration of patents – Compulsory licensing and licenses of rights – Revocation.

 

UNIT-III

Industrial Designs : Definitions of Designs – Registration of Designs – Rights and Duties of Proprietor of Design – Piracy of Registered Designs.

 

UNIT-IV

Trade Marks : Meaning of trademark – purpose of protecting trademarks Registered trade mark – procedure – passing off – Assignment and licensing of trademarks – Infringement of trademarks.

 

UNIT-V

Nature, scope of copyright – Subject matter of copy right – Right conferred by copyrightPublication – Broad – casting, telecasting – computer programme – Database right – Assignment – Transmission of copyright – Infringement of copy right.

 

Suggested Reading:

1)Cornish W.R, “Intellectual Property Patents”, Copyright, Trademarks and Allied Rights, Sweet & Maxwell 1993.

2)P . Narayanan, “Intellectual Property Law”, Eastern law House 2nd Edn. 1997.