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Intellectual property, (IP), is one of the most valuable assets that a company can have but IP is also one of the items that is possibly looked after worst. Company secrets, product knowledge and trade processes are seldom protected correctly. For the protection to be of any value you must follow certain procedures. The correct type of protection must be linked to each group of products if you want the protection to be of any value. If you are a designer or an inventor that depends on your IP for survival, then it is important that you know this information. You will learn the processes to follow that will help you protect your intellectual property from unscrupulous competitors. This course will highlight what you can do to keep your intellectual property reasonably safe and how you can optimise the benefits from protecting your rights to your IP.

If you or your company has ever been " done in by unscrupulous competitors that have stolen your IP then this course is for you. You will learn what you can and cannot do and how you can protect your rights from exploitation by someone else. It is often the "small guy that is exploited by the large corporations that have the money to fight a battle in court. There are certain things that you can do that will ensure that your chances of holding onto your rights and IP. It is too late to try and do something when the exploitation takes place. Learn what you can do now.


$793.70 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 15%.


3 Days


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Prices have changed from 1 March 2018. Information may change without notice.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.


Business Owners, Engineers, Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Scientist



Course Outline / Curriculum

  • What is intellectual property?
  • Why is it valuable?
  • South African IP protection.
  • Copyright
  • Design registration
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark registration
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Protection by other laws
  • International protection
  • Licensing
  • Assignments of rights
  • Product liability
  • Valuation of intellectual property
  • Income tax implications.
  • Product development process
  • Litigation

Schedule Dates and Booking

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Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.