About this course
Establishing a brand name is important for large organisations, start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and even freelancers who are looking into business growth and expansion. This online course seeks to equip participants with an understanding of common trade mark filing strategies and objectives. Participants will also learn how to better manage their trade mark portfolio and leverage their trade marks as a business asset.
At the end of this course, participants will not only understand how to detect trade mark infringement activities but also acquire knowledge on the trade mark filing process in Singapore as well as overseas. The content, pedagogy and methodology of this course are structured in a way that allows participants to review the course materials at their own pace. This course also allows participants to download and save a copy of the online content as a PDF document.
What you will learn
This course is designed for participants to understand how basic knowledge of trade mark law can be applied to support an organisation’s business activities. People who require such competencies are primarily business owners of small and medium enterprises, licensing managers, franchising managers, business consultants, IP managers, technology transfer managers, finance managers, R&D managers and engineering managers. This may include executives involved in:
- business development
- business strategy
- business management
- business consultancy
- IP management; licensing / franchising / branding lawyers / in-house counsels
This course does not have any prerequisites. We do, however, make certain assumptions about your learning abilities, which we describe as assumed knowledge and skills. Learners in this course are assumed to:
- have analytical skills to identify applicable types of IP
- have communication skills to articulate various types of IP
- have information gathering skills to collate necessary data
- have organisational skills to support implementation of registration procedures in a timely manner
- have business ethics and integrity
Mr. Paul McClelland
Mr Paul McClelland specialises in intellectual property law and commercial dispute resolution. Before joining IPOS International Pte Ltd, Paul was sole corporate counsel for a well-known Singaporean brand, where he was responsible for a broad range of commercial matters, including worldwide trademark registrations and oppositions, management of external counsel, contract review, and training.
He has experience working in private practice for both Singapore and Scottish law firms. His practice focused on intellectual property and commercial arbitration.
He also taught commercial law, intellectual property and real estate law at a Scottish university.