Intellectual Property refers to various types of creations of the human mind. These include creative work, original expression, technical solutions and innovations, among many others. Accordingly, the law provides for the protection of the rights of those who have claims to these creations, along with the respective and corresponding values that may be derived from these creations.
Intellectual Property Law is the various fields of the law that affect these protections and claims. In Singapore, intellectual property includes patents, trade marks, copyright, and trade secrets, among others. As a hub of industrial and commercial innovation, Singapore is a country where intellectual property laws play an important role in the conduct of business and professional exchange for many people and organisations.
Intellectual property law affects many areas of our lives, directly and indirectly. Understanding intellectual property laws can therefore help us to understand the fundamental processes involved in dealing with intellectual property in its many manifestations. This course is useful for those who work in various commercial and industrial settings. It will also be suitable for those with an interest in the creative industries.
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