Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property & Technology Law

(Forthcoming)
 

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property & Technology Law (GCIPTL) is aimed at graduates with a law degree, who are seeking to specialise in Intellectual Property & Technology Law and who may want to be in-house IP advisors, IP-portfolio managers and licensing/technology transfer executives.

The programme offers a selection of carefully curated intensive modules taught in Singapore by top IP professors from around the world – eg. NYU, UCLA, Melbourne, Oxford. It is conducted on a part-time basis and legal professionals have the flexibility to read a minimum of one 3-week intensive module at 4 modular credits (MC) per semester.

The GCIPTL will be awarded upon successful completion of 12-13 modular credits (a total of three modules). Candidates who have not read and passed a general module in Intellectual Property at NUS or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction are required to read Foundations of IP Law. Candidates who have read and passed a general module in Intellectual Property at NUS or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction may apply for exemption.

 

Admission Requirements

Candidates will be admitted based on the following admission requirements:
 

» A good Bachelor’s degree in Law
» Minimum TOEFL iBT 100 / TOEFL paper-based score of 600-603 / IELTS 7.0

 

Duration & Graduation Criteria

Candidates must successfully complete a total of 12-13 modular credits (MCs) within a maximum period of 36 months of their candidature in order to be awarded the GCIPTL.
 

Modes of Instruction & Course Duration

Foundations of IP Law is taught in the evening once a week for 12 weeks and each intensive module is taught in the evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm) on Monday and Wednesday and in the afternoons on Friday (2:30pm-5:30pm) for 3 weeks.

The examination and assessment of student performances in the programme will be conducted through various assessment modes such as class participation, assignments, research papers, take-home examinations and final examinations as stated in each module.
 

 
The following are some intensive modules taught by visiting professors in various semesters over the years, or are planned for future years. Not all modules will be offered every year.
 

List of Modules

» Advanced Copyright Law
» Art & Cultural Heritage Law
» Comparative Trade Mark Law
» Copyright in the Internet Age
» Entertainment Law
» Fair Use in Theory and Practice
» Imitation, Innovation and Intellectual Property
» International Trademark Law and Policy
» International Law of IP
» IP and Human Rights
» Patent Law & Practice: Perspectives from the U.S.
» Public & Private International Copyright Law
» Sports Law


Application Procedure

To be announced

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