About this course
This is the only course in India specially concentrating on Geographical Indications and Plant Varieties.
A Geographical Indication is an indication, used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess some special qualities or a reputation due to the place of origin. Some examples include Darjeeling tea, Basmati rice, Scotch Whisky etc. Moreover, if you are a person who breeds plants, and has discovered and developed a new plant variety, you can seek legal protection for it.
Slowly but steadily, Geographical Indications and Plant Varieties enforcement is picking up pace in India. This one of its kind Online Course will prepare you in the theoretical as well the practical aspects of these emerging segments of IPR.
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What you will learn
Our courses aim to strengthen your practical knowledge and skills which are highly valued by employers. Once you finish this course you will have working knowledge about:
- What are Geographical Indications?
- Importance of GI and process of its registration?
- What are Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights?
- Procedure of registering of Plant Varieties?
This Course is specifically designed for law students and legal professionals working in the field of IPR. However, it can be helpful to farmers, agricultural scholars, entrepreneurs or anyone interested in learning about Geographical Indications and Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights.
Special Features of this Course
- This Course has been designed after extensive Consultation with the prominent names in the IP Profession. The cumulative experience of the Advisory Board involved in designing this Course is more than 150 Years.
- This is the only course available to students in India that focuses specifically on Geographical Indications and Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights.
- We don’t follow the outdated evaluation system used in most law schools that assesses the memory power of students, at best. During the Assessments and Examinations, students are allowed and even encouraged to use relevant books and the internet. Our Evaluation System attempts to simulate the experience of working in an IP law firm or as an in-house IP Counsel.
- All Assignments and Examinations can be submitted online through our proprietary Learning Management System (LMS). Students are not required to attend any Physical or Contact Classes.
Examination Pattern and Certification
In order to receive the Certification, Participants need to complete the whole Course and score at least 50% marks in Final Examination.
The questions in the Final Examination will be a combination of subjective and multiple choice questions (single answer and multiple answers). Participants will be given two hours in toto to attempt the Final Examination. However, every question in the Examination will have a fixed allotted time period, within which the Participant will have to submit the answer for that particular question. The surplus time in attempting any question will not be carried forward to other questions.
If there is some error with the internet connection or the computer Participant is using, he / she will be able to resume the Examination from the same question at any later point of time. However, this feature can only be availed up to three times by Participants.
Unlike typical examinations, the Final Examination at the end of this Course will not be conducted on a fixed date, time or place. Final Examination will be online and can be taken by the Participants from anywhere. First Attempt of the Final Examination can be taken on any date between 1st and 2nd Month from the Start of the Batch as per their convenience.
The results of the Examination will be communicated to the Participant within one week of the successful completion of the Final Examination.
If the Participant gets more than 50% marks in this attempt, he/she will be awarded with a certificate of completion of the Course.
If the Participant fails to clear the examination in first attempt, they will be provided with two more attempts. The link to second attempt will be available to Participants immediately after the link of First Attempt expires i.e 2 Months from the starting date of the Batch. The second attempt will be available to Participants for a period of next 15 Days. Similarly, the Participants will also get a Third Attempt, the link if which will be activated 2 Months and 15 days from starting of the Batch and will be available to the Participants for a period of next 15 days. Thus, Participants will have access to this Course for 3 Months in total and will have three attempts to pass the Final Examination, which can be available to them as per the Schedule mentioned above.
The Certificate of Completion of course will be sent to the Participants by E-mail.
- Introduction to Geographical Indication
- Conditions for Registration of Geographical Indication
- Register of Geographical Indications
- Application for Registration of Geographical Indication
- Registration Procedure
- Authorised User Registration
- Rectification of Geographical Indication
- Enforcement of Geographical Indication
- Renewal and Restoration
- Introduction to Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights
- Basic Concepts
- Registration of Plant Varieties
- Duration, Effect of Registration and Benefit Sharing
- Farmer’s Rights
- Compulsory License
- Plant Varieties Protection Appellate Tribunal
- Infringement, Offences and Penalties
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Q. What will be the nature of course offered?
The Course offered by us will be completely online in nature.
Q. Is there any requirement of physical or contact classes?
Participants are not required to attend any Physical or Contact classes.
Q. Can I take this course from anywhere?
Yes, Participants can take this course from anywhere. They just need to have a computer and working internet connection.
Q. Do I have to attend the lectures at a particular time?
All the contents related to the Course will be available online and the Participants can attend the lectures anytime convenient to them. However, on periodic intervals Live Sessions will also be conducted by Faculty Members, dates for which will be announced in advance. If the Participants miss any Live Session, they can still watch the recorded version of the same.
Q. If I have examinations or internships and I am not able to attend the Lectures for few weeks then how can I make up for missed lectures?
All Courses offered by us are self-paced and they can be accessed by the Participants as per their convenience. If any Participant lags behind for few weeks, they can easily makeup with very little extra effort.
Q. Can I enroll for more than one Course?
Yes, Participants can enroll for as many courses as they like. As there is very little effort required for the course per week, they can easily handle more than one course.
Q. What is the complete admission process?
Participants first need to register themselves on the website and then they can enroll into different courses by clicking on the ENROLL NOW button. If the course is paid, Participant will receive an e-mail with detailed payment instructions.
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Q. What are the modes of payment for the course?
The payment can be made by the Participant by the means of Pay U Money(your payment will be coverd by Pay U Money Buyer Protection), Online Transfer (NEFT), demand draft/Cheque or by physical deposit of money in the concerned account.
Q. What browsers are suitable to visit Fusion Law School’s website?
Our website works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer (version 9 and above).
Q. Can I access the course on smartphone or tablet computer?
At this time, our website does not fully support access with mobile devices. While most of the components of your courses will function in a mobile browser, some contents may have some problem. Thus, it is best to access the Courses offered by us using a Personal Computer.
Q. What is the mode of teaching or the teaching methodology followed in this course?
After enrollment, Participants will be allowed to use our Proprietary Online Learning Management System (LMS), wherein they will have access to Video lectures, reading material, Notes, Standard drafts prepared by our Faculty Members. After every Module, Participants have to attempt or submit the Assignments or Quizzes. Participants also have an opportunity to attend Live Sessions conducted from time to time (on Saturdays or Sundays) for clarification of their doubts and queries.
Q. What is the procedure related to Examination and Issue of Certificate?
After the completion of the course, Participant will be required to take an online examination, which will be a combination of multiple choice questions and subjective questions. The Participants who score the minimum marks required to pass the examination will then be provided with a certificate (digital or physical depending on the course).
Q. If I do not pass in the exam in first attempt, can I take the examination again?
Examination link will be available to Participants for a period of time. If the Participant is unable to clear the examination in their first attempt, the next examination link will be available as soon as the first link expires. Participants can take re-attempt after the new link is activated. However, Participants need to clear the examination in total of three attempts.
The Members of Advisory Board are associated with Fusion Law School only in an advisory capacity and their views are personal in nature. They don’t have financial or other interests in Fusion Law School and don’t exercise any control over the day to day Management of Fusion Law School.