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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.

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

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Accreditation

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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

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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 Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

Who will you learn with?

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 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

I work in External Innovation at PepsiCo.

Who developed the course?

EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

University of Warsaw

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.

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

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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