Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry [FICCI], established in 1927, is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies. A non-government, not-for-profit organization, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry.

FICCI has started registrations for its latest batch.

Four different courses are on offer.

1. Online certificate course on intellectual property (IPPro)

The IPR Online Course has been introduced with the objective to provide a platform for candidates to gain practical knowledge about Intellectual Property Rights and its importance for innovation and growth of businesses and the economy as a whole. Intellectual property protection also acquires a significant International Law dimension with the adoption of important international treaties such as TRIPS, GATT, Madrid Protocol, PCT etc.

Further, the course provides inclusive knowledge about IPRs, its role in the R&D sector towards evolution and development of Science and Technology and elaborates on the emerging trends in the legal, technical and business issues associated to the IP field. The modules also deal with introductions to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs, Geographical Indications, TKDL, Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR), Plant Variety Rights (PVR) and Trade Secrets.

Course Duration: 2 Months

  • For Students: Rs. 5500/-
  • For Industry Professionals and others: Rs. 7500/-

To register please visit FICCI Courses’ website here

2. Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights & Competition Law (IPComp)

In recent years, Intellectual Property has spawned a new wave of technological innovations, leading to rapid economic growth and development. As businesses grow and attract competition, the need to understand Intellectual Property, Competition Law and its interface become even more important in order to sustain and thrive in the market.

The IPComp course covers fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Competition Law, and their significance in distinct sectors including economic expansion and global market.

It enlightens about the different segments of IPR involving Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs, Geographical Indications, Trade Secrets, and Layout Designs of Integrated Circuit. It also discusses the role of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for harmonizing IPR with competition law for innovation encouragement as well as for social and economic welfare.

Course Duration: 2 Months

  • For Students: 7500
  • For Industry Professionals and others: Rs. 9500

To register please visit FICCI Courses’ website here

3. Online Certificate Course on IPR and Pharmaceutical R&D (CCIPR)

IPRs (particularly patent rights) are generally understood to have two principal areas of impact in pharmaceuticals. On one hand, there is the issue of pricing and access and on the other hand, there is the issue of R&D incentives. Obviously, these two issues are closely linked, and their interplay presents a series of very difficult economic and policy issues.

The pharmaceutical industry is a research-based industry and requires qualified research scientists in huge numbers every year. The growing pharma R&D operations make it very essential that IP concepts and laws must be learned by the pharmacy graduate/post graduate students, pharma professionals and those in research.

The current academic syllabus of most of the pharmacy courses does not provide adequate knowledge about the research activities in the pharma industry, the business models of innovator & generic companies and the interplay of IPRs in the entire pharma R&D ecosystem.

This course is aimed to fulfill these gaps and is uniquely designed for the pharmacy students, law students, professionals and scientists working in the pharma industry so that they can learn the essentials and can better advance in their careers.

Course Duration: 3 Months

  • For Students: Rs. 10500/-
  • For Industry Professionals and others: Rs. 12500/-

To register please visit FICCI Courses’ website here

4. Online Certificate Course on IP Protection & Commercialization (IPProComm)

This course gives an insight about the IP Protection & Commercialization to provide a deep understanding of the subject.

Key features of all the courses

  • Online Examination
  • Downloadable study material(e-books)
  • Query resolution by IP experts
  • Course content developed by IP experts
  • Webinars
  • IP Forum
  • Online workshops by industry experts

Benefits and Rewards applicable to all courses

• Certification on successful completion of the course

• Internship opportunity with FICCI IPR division

• Free participation in all FICCI IP related events

• Toppers to be awarded prize money

To register please visit FICCI Courses’ website here.