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Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India's struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies. A non-government, not-for-profit organisation....

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    In recent years, Intellectual Property has spawned a new wave of technological innovations, leading to rapid economic growth and development. As businesses grow and attract competition,...

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  • Course Methodology

    The course is conducted in two stages: Stage 1: Study Material will be provided to Students along with a FORUM to enable participants to raise queries and also...

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  • Eligibility

    Students from law, science and other disciplines IP Professionals, Lawyers, & Patent Agents  Professionals from different...

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  • Course Duration and Fees

    Course Duration: 2 Months a) For Students: 6500 b) For Industry Professionals and others: Rs. 8500 Course fee, as applicable, is to be made through online payment gateway. ...

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Launch of FICCI-DIPP IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police

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    World IP Day 2017

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Vishakha Bhanot

"Interactive webinars helped me strengthen my conceptual understanding"

The IP Comp course has provided me with comprehensive and advance information on various aspects of IP and Competition Laws. The course material has been drafted in an excellent manner and the course content definitely gains your interest from the start and the interactive webinars helped me strengthen my conceptual understanding to a great extent.

Yashu Bansal

"The course content was precise and easy to understand"

The online course of IP Comp, provided by FICCI is extremely helpful and enriching and it made me gain tremendous interest in the subject. The course content was precise and easy to understand and the webinars also helped in revising the concepts. I would recommend this course to students or professionals who want to gain better knowledge in IP and Competition law.

Sumedha Sen

"Want to pursue more courses"

Pursuing the online course on IP and Competition law provided by FICCI was a wholesome experience. The IP Forum, reading materials, case laws and the overall course content was everything I expected for and I got the best value for my time and money. I hope there are more courses in the near future for me to pursue.


"Gave me a new perspective on challenges faced by the Industry and Innovators"

The course has strengthened my knowledge in IPR and Competition Law and gave me a new perspective on challenges faced by the Industry and Innovators. The course content has covered all the important aspects of the subject and helped me gain comprehensive understanding of IP and Competition Law. I would definitely like to pursue more courses provided by FICCI.

Anjanesh Vatsa

"A beautifully drafted course with unmatched understanding of student needs"

"If IPR and Competition Law is something that interests you, I would suggest you to go for IPComp course without any hesitation. The transition from basic to advance was very easy and webinars at the end of the course help a lot with conceptual clarity.


“Thankful for this opportunity”

The course has been very useful for me. The course methodology which included webinars and intensive reading materials helped me gaining clarity on the topics and furthering my interest in this particular field. I would like to thank FICCI IPR Division for giving me an opportunity to learn through this useful online course.

Aditi Rao

OP Jindal University

Pursuing the IPR Course by FICCI was a wholesome and enriching experience not only in terms of the extensive course material but also for the informative webinars that hosted by eminent persons from the field. The Course material was an extensive run around various important aspects that covered the basics of IPR and its various fields and the method of compilation made for a structured and clear understanding. All in all, it was an experience that not only added to my knowledge but also my academic profile.

Garima Thukral

IIMT School of Law

The Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property has been carefully drafted to well equip one with the basis of this dynamic and budding sphere of the ever changing field of law. Besides acting as a building block it also compiles aspects of commercialization with in depth modules having regard to the challenges an entrepreneur has to face with Start Up’s pertaining to IP. For students and professionals it is an absolute advantageous endeavour which manoeuvres one into the humongous affair this field advocates of.

Competition Law

Purpose of this section is to introduce Competition Law and its various facets (objects, advantages, implementations and evolution of competition law from Nehruvian mixed model to promote an inclusive monetary expansion and social justice). Lessons cover topics like The Prohibition of Anti-competitive Agreements, Abuse of Positions of Dominance and Merger, Amalgamations and Acquisitions Control, Remedies under the competition act. It also includes topics providing information regarding role of preserving the competitive structure of markets, competition Commission of India and Compulsory Licensing of Patents. 

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

This section notifies about the fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), its requirement and significance in distinct sectors including economic expansion and global market. It also enlightens about the different segments of IPR involving Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs, Geographical Indications, Trade Secrets, Confidential Information and layout designs of Integrated circuit.

Relation between IPR and Competition Law

This module appraises the combination of innovation and legal rules to balance the sustainable development and growth in economy. It also includes the attributes of IPR (effects, policies, its compatibility or conflict with competition law). This module portrays the role of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for harmonizing the IPR with competition law for innovation encouragement as well as social and economic welfare (Parallel Imports, Compulsory Licensing).

Purpose of this section is to provide inclusive knowledge of Standard-Essential Patents (SEP), Fair, Reasonable and Non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in India, MoA’s draft notification on compulsory license of Genetically Modified technology on FRAND terms and Anti-trust cases with emphasis on latest SEP and FRAND litigations in India.

IPR and Competition Law based Agreements and treaties

This module includes selected course lectures on different treaties, agreements and laws sustained for the efficient combination of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with Competition Law, Competition Commission of India, The Competition Act, 2007, MRTPC dissolved –Competition Amendment Bill (2009), The Competition Act, 2002 (as amended): Section 3(5), The Copyright act, 1957, The Patent act, 1970, The Trade and Merchandise Act, 1958; Trademarks act 1999, The Design Act, 2000, The Semi-conductor Integrated Circuit Layout- Design Act 2000, Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT), International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and World Health Organizations (WHO).

Monopolies and Restrictive trade Practices (MRTP) Act

Purpose of this module is to reveal the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act and its role as a precursor for the Competition Act and as a legislative body to deal with the monopolistic trade related issues. This module further appraises Anti-competitive Agreements (u/s 3 of the Act), Abuse of Dominance (u/s 4 of the Act), Combination like Merger, alliance etc. (u/s 5 & 6 of the Act) and Salient Features of the New Competition Regime.