Online Certificate Course on Competition Law & IPR organised by FICCI



It is our privilege to inform you that the “Online Certificate Course on Competition Law & Intellectual Property Rights“is organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

The objective of the course is to make students and professionals learn about complex international legal environment in which multinational corporations and businesses operate. Through several case studies, the course introduces some practical legal concepts, pitfalls and compliances that are needed by today’s businesses to comply with Competition Law, IPRs and their legal linkages.

This advance course provides dual benefits of learning Competition Law & IPRs challenges faced by Corporations when they expand in an organic or non-organic manner into new territories, markets and products.

Importance of Course:

Any business and legal decision of a modern day corporations are intertwined. As distinction between roles in the office of CEO and General Counsel diminishes, it is important to understand and learn the complex legal environment created due to laws such as IPRs, Competition Laws (Anti-Trust) and their interface. With opening of Indian markets in almost all sectors, the present course teaches on aspects of how the modern day businesses protect and comply with IPRs and Competition Laws.

Course Coverage:

Module I – Introduction to the Course

  • Introduction on Competition and Competition Law
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
  • Intersection of IPR and Competition Law

Module II – Legal Framework of Competition in India

  • Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act, 1969
  • 1999: Raghavan Committee on MRTP Act
  • The Competition Act, 2002
  • Differences Between MRTP Act, 1969 & Competition Act 2002

Module III – Abusive/Anti-Competitive Practices which attract Competition Law

  • Anti – Competitive Agreements
  • Abuse of Dominant Position
  • Combinations including Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Anti-Competitive Practices Involving IPR

Module IV – Competition Law: International Perspective

  • Summary of Competition Laws of USA, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Japan

Module V – Synchronization of Patent Law & Competition Law with specific Reference to Pharmaceutical Industry

Module VI – Case Studies

  • National
  • International

Course Methodology:

The Conduct of the Online Course would be divided into 2 stages:

  • Stage 1: Study Material to be provided to students downloadable in PDF file. FORUM to enable participants to raise queries to IP Expert and also to interact with other participants. The queries raised by participants would be responded by IPR Experts.
  • Stage 2: Online Examination and issuance of certificates.

The Course may be pursued by the any student or industry professional.

Course Fees:

  • For students : Rs. 4500/-
  • For Industry Professionals : Rs. 6000/-
  • For Others : Rs. 6000/-

Course Duration: 2 Months


The last date for registration is 30th September, 2014.

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