Friday, 3 May 2013


IPR and Cyber Laws


Basic Principles and Acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights:
Focus on the: Philosophical Aspects of Intellectual Property Laws, Basic Principles of Patent Law, Patent Application procedure, Drafting of a Patent Specification, Understanding Copyright Law, Basic Principles of Trade Mark, Basic Principles of Design Rights, International Background of Intellectual Property.

Unit II

Information Technology Related Intellectual Property Rights : 
Computer Software and Intellectual Property-Objective, Copyright Protection, Reproducing, Defences, Patent Protection.

Database and Data Protection-
Objective, Need for Protection, UK Data Protection Act, 1998,US Safe Harbor Principle, Enforcement.

Protection of Semi-conductor Chips-

Objectives Justification of protection, Criteria, Subject-matter of Protection, WIPO Treaty, TRIPs, SCPA.

Domain Name Protection-

Objectives, domain name and Intellectual Property, Registration of domain names, disputes under Intellectual Property Rights, Jurisdictional Issues, and International Perspective.


Patents (Ownership and Enforcement of Intellectual Property) : 
Patents-Objectives, Rights, Assignments, Defences in case of Infringement Copyright-Objectives, Rights, Transfer of Copyright, work of employment Infringement, Defences for infringement Trademarks-Objectives, Rights, Protection of good will, Infringement, Passing off, Defences.
Designs-Objectives, Rights, Assignments, Infringements, Defences of Design Infringement.


Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights - Civil Remedies, Criminal Remedies, Border Security measures.
Practical Aspects of Licencing – Benefits , Determinative factors, important clauses, licensing clauses.


Cyber Law:

Basic Concepts of Technology and Law :
Understanding the Technology of Internet, Scope of Cyber Laws, Cyber Jurisprudence.

Law of Digital Contracts :
The Essence of Digital Contracts, The System of Digital Signatures, The Role and Function of Certifying Authorities, The Science of Cryptography.

Intellectual Property Issues in Cyber Space:
Domain Names and Related issues, Copyright in the Digital Media, Patents in the Cyber World.

Rights of Netizens and E-Governance : Privacy and Freedom Issues in the Cyber World, E-Governance, Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws


Information Technology Act 2000 :
Information Technology Act-2000-1 (Sec 1 to 13), Information Technology Act-2000-2 (Sec 14 to 42 and Certifying authority Rules), Information Technology Act-2000-3 (Sec 43 to 45 and Sec 65 to 78), Information Technology Act-2000-4(Sec 46 to Sec 64 and CRAT Rules), Information Technology Act-2000-5 (Sec 79 to 90), Information Technology Act- 2000-6 ( Sec 91-94) Amendments in 2008.

International Scenario in Cyber Laws :

Data Protection Laws in EU and USA, Child Abuse Protection Laws in EU and USA, Cyber Laws - the Malaysian Approach.

Cyber Law Issues for Management :
Cyber Law Issues in E-Business Management, Major issues in Cyber Evidence Management, Cyber Law
Compliancy Audit. References:


1. Peter Weill , Jeanne Ross “IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results”

2. Jeanne W. Ross “Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution”

3. Peter Weill “IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain


5. IT Act 2000 with amendments in 2008

6. How To Register Your Own Copyright by Marx Warda, Sphinx Publishing

7. Licensing Art & Design by Caryn R. Leland, Allworth Press

8. Managing Intellectual Property: The Strategic Importance, (2 ed.) V. V. Sopale ( PHI)

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