Level 1 – The Governance of Intellectual Property

Gauteng – 25 July 2019

Contact us on trainme@fluidrockgovernance.com

Cost: R3 250 (excluding VAT)


The aim of the workshop is to enable participants to understand the five forms of intellectual property and identify the protectable intellectual property within the organisation. The nature of the workshop is such that it allows for participative interaction, discussions and practical and theoretical exercises. Taking delegates through a number of IP case studies delegates will become familiar with IP protection and enforcement strategies. Participants will receive feedback from the facilitator and will be encouraged to share their experiences.

Who should attend?

This is a course for in-house legal counsel and paralegals, directors and company secretaries responsible for the organisation’s IP.


The training session will be divided into lessons on the five forms of IP and a number of case studies that will require participation and application with an emphasis on practical ways to add value to your organisation.

Outcomes/Learning objectives:


– Understanding the five forms of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, registered designs, know-how/trade secrets)
– Identifying and protecting your intellectual property
– IP and the value in your intangibles
– Understanding the IP life-cycle of a business
– Developing internal policies to enhance and protect your organisations IP
– The relationship between in-house counsel and your lawyers
– Key IP clauses in contracts to consider
– General challenges faced by organisations in respect of IP
– The need for proper IP disclosure – risks of not complying and advantages


– How to conduct your own IP health-check
– Understand the fundamentals of IP clauses in legal agreements
– Developing an IP road-map for your organisation

Note that delegates must please bring their laptops for the practical portions of the training.

Duration: On half day: 09h00 – 13h00


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