Intellectual Property Law Short Course, 16 – 18 July 2014

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 14.13.22 PMInnovation is the primary driver for accelerated growth in any economy and most significantly in South Africa. Since 2012 Government’s focus is on the knowledge economy and by establishing the incentive for advancement in technology, art, culture, manufacturing and science, intellectual property (IP) remains central to our country’s sustained development. A sound understanding of IP law is imperative to succeed in any competitive environment and increasingly relevant to non-legal practitioners.

This certificate short course, jointly presented by the IP Unit and the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law (University of Stellenbosch), will offer a theoretical and practice-driven introduction to the law of patents, trademarks, copyright and designs. It aims to equip attendees with the skills required to manage their IP as well as demystify IP law. The course is aimed at everyone with an interest in IP regardless of prior knowledge in this varied field of law. The course is particularly relevant to those in business development, marketing, advertising, journalism, Government, science, engineering, commerce, performing arts, IT and paralegal services. This year’s course will be presented at the Wallenberg Conference Centre at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS) on the historic Mostertsdrift estate in the heart of Stellenbosch. More information about the course is available here.

To register for the course complete the registration form or contact:
Paula Allen +27 (0)21 650 5558
Andrea Blaauw +27 (0)21 650 5413
Irena Wasserfall +27 (0)21 650 5513