Online course in Business & Management

Intellectual Property Management in the Food Sector: Safeguarding Your Trademarks in the Global Marketplace

Intellectual property is your company’s lifeblood. Learn what you need to do to safeguard it.

Intellectual Property Management in the Food Sector: Safeguarding Your Trademarks in the Global Marketplace

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
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Discover how to manage intellectual property in the food industry

Please note this course runs without facilitation

Your company’s Intellectual Property (‘IP’) is one of your greatest assets, providing a powerful competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

On this course, you’ll find out how to manage and safeguard your company’s IP. You’ll learn how to evaluate expected sources of problems, use patents and trademarks, and navigate the world of start-ups and SMEs.

You’ll also be equipped to promote best practices in IP management within your company.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to intellectual property management
  • Ways to protect intellectual property in relation to food products
  • Patents, Trademarks & Taste and smell marks
  • Design protection
  • Effective intellectual property protection on local and international markets

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify value and importance of intellectual property management in food sector industry, especially if you are engaged in start-ups or SMEs.
  • Evaluate limitations and expected sources of problems appearing when intellectual property is poorly managed.
  • Perform to make wise decisions about effective intellectual property protection on local and international markets.
  • Contribute in increasing food sector growth through newly obtained intellectual property management skills.
  • Engage in promoting best practices in protecting intellectual property among food managers and executives, especially those engaged in start-ups and SMEs.

Who is the course for?

This course would be of value to professionals in the food and drink industry - particularly those working in (or with) start-ups and SMEs.

The course team won’t be available to answer questions or respond to your comments during this course. However, we encourage you to interact and support each other by posting your thoughts and comments and sharing your knowledge with other learners

Who will you learn with?

Ilona Szwedziak - Bork

Ilona Szwedziak - Bork

I am an attorney - at - law and a PhD student at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, engaged in the EIT Food projects especially referring to the IP issues.

Christopher Tucci

Christopher Tucci

Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. Twitter @cltucci

Imran Afzal

Imran Afzal

I work in External Innovation at PepsiCo.

Who developed the course?

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.

University of Warsaw is the leading research university and the largest higher education institution in Poland, with a comprehensive portfolio of research and teaching activities.

This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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