Protection of ideas and results of the creative design
All creative process has as a result a new work that society appreciates for its intangible value. Its property goes beyond the material on what it’s shaped and the value that gives. It is the intellectual capital. Regarding this matter, creations can be motive of different rights that the law recognizes of their beneficiary’s name: the author’s rights, the industrial design’s, the brand’s, the patent’s or the know-how’s. Are the creators conscious of the possibilities that are offered to them to have control on their works and to exploit the potential that they deserve as authors?
The course offered is especially practical and focused on giving creatives knowledge that guarantee in every case the most suitable protection to their needs and expectations. Both to recognize in every case which rights is better and to know what is its position in every situation (as a independent professional, as a worker hired to make a specific project or as a worker in a company). Which rights the law confers to every situation and which aspects are essential when it comes to transfer and license the rights to creations.
Structure and Contents
MODULE 0: INTRODUCTION TO THE VIRTUAL CAMPUS
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE PROTECTION OF CREATIONS
- Unit 1: Introduction to the protection mechanisms of creations. Industrial and intellectual property.
- Unit 2: Creative work and relationships with the company. Things to take into account.
MODULE 2: PROTECTION, RIGHTS, LIMITATIONS AND LISCENCES
- Unit 1: Protection of the artistic form of ideas. The author’s right to graphic works and designs with artistic content.
- Unit 2: Protection of the design and the product’s shape. Industrial designs and corporative branding.
- Unit 3: Protection of technical inventions. Patents and utility models.
- Unit 4: Aspects to bear in mind when hiring third parties.
MODULE 3: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
Final module with practical examples.
MIGUEL VIDAL-QUADRAS TRIAS DE BES
He graduated in Law and Doctor in Law by Universitat de Barcelona (1993 and 2002). He is a responsible associate of the Industrial and Intellectual property area. He is author of several publications about Intellectual Property and coordinator of the “Protecting Technologies” module of the Master of IP&IT of ESADE, and professor of the Centre de Patents (Patents Centre) of Universitat de Barcelona.
Since 2010 he has been directing the site Industrial and Intellectual Property of Law Keys for professionals of the field.
He has also been awarded with several awards, and he has published a very long list of publications.
ORIOL RAMON SAURI
He graduated in Law by the UAB and is Doctor in Law by the UB (2002 and 2015). He started to work as a lawyer in 2004, focusing on industrial and intellectual property, pharmaceutical law and competition law. He is also professor of the “Protection for Technology. Patent Law and Know How” module of the European Master's Degree in Business and Industrial and Intellectual Property Law at UIC.
He has been awarded several awards, and he has participated in a long list of publications.