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IP: The Value of Intangibles
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
The synthesis of imagination and practice can manifest the most remarkable creations: the songs of birds are streamed, toys teach literacy, developments in the entertainment field animate medical diagnosis. Such innovations are branded the “intellectual property” of the creator. How can that be? IP laws have been created to protect artists, inventors, designers, and even the public from confusing one source with another. In this course we’ll explore how and why that happens through an examination of the recent history and legislation of IP, including the rights of creators and users, how ideas are developed and protected, and brand management. The course will differentiate among trademarks, copyright, moral rights, industrial designs, trade secrets and patents in the Canadian and Global context.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken GDES 4B06: Business and Studio Practice or ILLU 4B14: Professional Practice may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: This course will fulfill 0.5 credit towards art electives in the Faculty of Art.

This course does not fulfill any Liberal Arts & Sciences requirements.
Course was last updated July 12, 2012 - 12:25 PM