InstructorRobert James
TypeOnline Course
Student Enrolled5
Certificate80% of quiz marks
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About the Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks Course

What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property is anything you can think of, write, record, create….just about anything you can think of can be patented, copyrighted or trademarked. The key is to know which category is the right one for your creation. This course will take you through the concept of Intellectual Property Rights as applied to the needs of small business owners in all categories.

Who Should Take This Course? This course is designed for any small business owner who may need to protect a design, a program, a photograph and more. Everyone who is operating a small business should take this course to learn how to protect your patents, copyrights and trademarks.

What This Course Offers:  This course has 18 lessons that cover all aspects of intellectual property rights including patents, copyrights and trademarks. From the concept of why protect intellectual property rights to finding out exactly how you can protect your intellectual property. We take you step by step through the property protection categories, when to protect your property and steps to complete that protection. This course is based on a two-part course series: Intellectual Property Rights and Procedures,  from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Course Download via PDF. At the end of the course you will be able to download the complete 18 lesson, 53 page Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks: Guide for Small Business for your permanent reference and study. This is a free addition to help you keep this important information for future reference as your business intellectual property grows and expands.

Video course overview from your instructor: Robert James FGA, GG

Your Instructor: Robert James FGA, GG holds three United States Registered Trademarks, has formally registered publications in the United States Copyright Office, has been party to a legal action that established case law regarding protection of Common Law Trademarks, and has successfully prevailed in a litigation case before the Uniform Dispute Resolution Process Arbitration Board regarding closing down fraudulent websites. Additional, Mr. James has complete the course program: Intellectual Property Law and Procedures from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As your instructor, he is available to help you with any questions about your study. He can be reached through the Contact Us form from the drop-down menu at the top of this website.

Certificate of Completion: Once you complete your course study, you will take a final written exam which can be retaken as many times as necessary. The passing grade is 80% on all exams. After the successful completion of your final exam, you will be able to download and print your Certificate of Completion as a PDF file directly to your computer or printer. A permanent printed certificate with ISG seal will be sent from the Global Claims Associates office for your display and professional resume. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery, US addresses only.

No Monthly Dues or Membership Fees: At the Global Claims Associated, we do not believe you should have to pay monthly fees in order to have access to quality education and support.

Course Structure:

  1. Watch the Videos and Read the Course Notes.
  2. Take the Final Exam.
  3. Print Your Certificate of Completion.
    This is an online teaching course with written course notes to support the video information. The course is 20% video and 80% written notes. The course includes 18 lessons comprised of written course notes and embedded mobile-friendly videos.  All course notes and video demonstrations are done in the GCA office by highly trained and experienced professionals to ensure the most up-to-date information is included in this course.

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    5. Once complete you can print your temporary Certificate of Completion. Your permanent certificate will be mailed from the ISG office. This is US addresses only.

Course Syllabus Below

Section 1Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
Section 2Introduction to Patents
Section 3What is a patent?
Section 4How Patents Work
Section 5Patent Infringement
Section 6Introduction to Copyrights
Section 7Rights of Copyright Owners
Section 8Copyright Limits
Section 9Copyright Infringement
Section 10Copyright Fair Use
Section 11Introduction to Trademarks
Section 12Hierarchy of Trademarks
Section 13Getting Your Own Trademark
Section 14Common Law Trademarks
Section 15Trademark Infringement
Section 16Defense to Trademark Infringement
Section 17Trademark Fair Use
Final Quiz