Also payable in two instalments of INR 25,000 and INR 25,000 respectively.
Duration: 24 months
Divided into four semesters of equal length.
This specialization is highly recommended for those aspiring to build or work in decision making positions in innovation and intellectual property driven companies, especially technology companies, new media and content based businesses, pharma or entertainment industry. As India makes its transition from an agrarian to industrial to a knowledge-based digital economy, IP and IT law professionals are valued and needed more than ever. Here is an opportunity to learn from global experts the knowledge and skills that have never been offered by any course ever before, skills that will take your professional success to a whole new height.
Apart from professionals and business owners iIP-driven companies, this is also a great course for lawyers and consultants. Cyber law as a career had a slow start in India so far, but it is definitely catching up. However, cyber lawyers are quickly realizing that they cannot function as stand alone cyber law practitioner only, but critical to their growth is also effective knowledge and skills related to intellectual property laws and general business laws. On the other hand, the demand of IP lawyers is steadily on the rise since economic liberalization of India.
There are many jobs at entry level in IP law firms and numerous LPOs for people with some knowledge of IP Laws, though often such jobs restrict one to filing and protfolio management work which has limited long term growth opportunity but stability in terms of income. However, IP lawyers who want to have a breakthrough in their career and rise above average work and become a powerful IP litigator or strategic advisor.
IP lawyers are also appreciating the need for skills in cyber and information technology laws as internet economy is booming and the number of queries and disputes that involve bot IT Laws and IP laws is growing. Most of the complex and high profile work now requires combined IP and IT law expertise.
This course will provide you with the required skills and legal expertise in the IP Laws and Cyber Laws domains so that you can have a swift career advancement. The course is delivered by an Industry-Academia Panel which comprises of the best industry experts who will teach you to acquire relevant practical legal knowledge and business strategy skills to get mastery in the aforesaid domains. Get a promotion faster, get a pay hike or a bigger responsibility in your organisation by acquiring critical legal and business strategy skills.
Electronic contracts - contracts by email, browsewrap, shrinkwrap and clickwrap contracts, digital signatures
Enforceability of electronic contracts
Relevance of procedural requirements for contractual validity and enforcement - Registration, stamping, attestation, notarization, apostillation
Remedies for breach of contract and practical considerations
Contract drafting and practical considerations
Essential clauses in any commercial agreement - definitions clause, obligations of parties, determination of milestones and timelines, payment modalities, waivers, assignment, applicable law, representations and warranties, covenants, indemnities, termination, events of default and material adverse change clauses, taxes, force majeure
Common drafting errors and efficient drafting techniques to minimize risk of disputes
Contract negotiation - Theories and practical case studies
Different forms of business structures - Sole proprietorship, partnership, LLP and companies
Structuring a partnership/ LLP - Partnership Deed, LLP Agreement, registration requirement and procedure, number of partners, designated partners, sharing of profits, dissolution of partnership, default rules under Partnership Act and LLP Act.
Structuring a company - Formation and incorporation: Reservation of Name, Director Identification Number and Digital Signature, Forms to be submitted to Registrar of companies for incorporation, Drafting Memorandum and Articles of Association, Types of Share Capital, Annual and periodic compliances.
One person company
Hybrid structures and their relevance
Non-profit businesses and hybrid models
Law related to formation of trusts and societies
Procedure and key issues for incorporation of a trust / society / non-profit company
Tax benefits for a non-profit
Considerations while choosing an optimal business structure
Taxation of different business structures
Joint ventures and association of persons
Accounting and the law
Corporate income tax, minimum alternate tax, tax on issuance of capital
Indirect taxes: GST, Excise duty, service tax and VAT - Applicability, how to obtain registration, computation of the tax, when to make payment
Introduction - Copyright protection of different kinds of ‘works’, rights available to copyright owner, originality and idea-expression dichotomy,
Infringement of copyright, remedies against infringement exceptions to infringement (including fair use), copyright protection on internet, Anton-Pillar and John Doe orders, amendments to copyright law,
Copyright protection of software,
How to establish copyright in legal proceedings
Registration of copyright
Copyright societies, royalties to authors, performer’s rights and broadcasting rights, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, software piracy
Digital rights management
Introduction to trademarks and what can be trademarked
How to register trademark, trademark search, series marks, service marks, passing-off and cross-border reputation claims, domain names and cyber-squatting,steps for international registration of trademark under Madrid Protocol
International protection of trademarks,
Rights available to trademark owner, goodwill, remedies for cross-border infringement of trademarks
Remedies for infringement
Exceptions to infringement, trademark of personal names, honest concurrent use
Performance management metrics and service level agreements - Downtime and related terms, Service credits, Allocation of third-party dependency risk, Sample case studies, Cyber security issues on the cloud, Data protection and cloud computing, e-discovery in the cloud, Location and ownership of data, Data migration and retention issues
Data mining and big data
Outsourcing and the law
Choosing an outsourcing destination and role of law
Legal mechanisms for outsourcing:
Intellectual property issues
Service Levels, performance and personnel management
Choice of law and dispute settlement
Master Services Agreements and Statement of Work
Taxation of outsourced services
Online reputation management
Reputational risks and legal strategy: Online defamation, Hate speech on internet, Leakage of confidential information, Online misrepresentation, identity theft and fraud, Industry perceptions and scandals, Intellectual property issues
Dealing with intermediaries
Dealing with social media platforms
Legal strategy and processes for handling reputational crises
Organizational policies for reputation management: social media policy, blogging policy, media communications policies, customer grievance and engagement policies
Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.
I am a practicing Cyber lawyer in Mumbai for the past 3 years and have founded Cyberjure Legal Consulting. The course was a very good learning experience, and I am glad I did it. It helped me understand the nuances of many laws which we studied in college, but never went into practical applicability of the same. The stuff I learnt in the course helped me in my matters too, and in structuring e-commerce start-ups.
I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.
This course has given me valuable insights such as drafting various agreements with clients, dealing with clients, and also choosing right organization structure my own venture and was able to help other entrepreneur in structuring their new venture. Skills I learned during the course structuring a company, appoint advisors and remunerate them, drafting Co-Founder's Agreement, taxation of software product and SAAS companies, clear understanding of Shareholders' Meetings, legal instruments, Shareholders' Agreement, how to raise investments effectively, drafting employment agreement, Structuring ESOP& ESPS, How to avoid disputes and drainage of resources through courtroom battles, Data protection under Indian law, Cloud computing agreements, How to obtain copyright, trademark and patent registration in India. Definitely student entrepreneurs studying in college will get a lot of benefits from this course. Interested students will be motivated like me to pursue their entrepreneurial journey keeping balance with various entrepreneurship network system, they can easily create a successful business venture without any hindrance.
I work in a tech company with a lot of IP, the advanced issues I learned in the course regarding IP and Information Technology laws really help me to advise my senior management and have informed conversation with experts about these issues. In fact, my organization sponsored me to take up this course. I was able to access the course comfortably and I am very happy with the course because it was very easy for me to pursue it online. Giving exams online and submitting assignments was very easy and a satisfying experience. The study material is amazing. It is not like usual legal textbooks that focus on sections and case laws, and it was really easy to learn concepts and practical issues that I may have to deal with at work anytime. Professionally it was very beneficial for me. I am going to mentor future students in this course as is the tradition. I have always received great support from the iPleaders team whenever necessary. I will strongly recommend this course to other in-house counsels for rapidly learning a lot of areas of business law in a comprehensive manner.