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Module One: Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP)

I. Historical Background

II. Understanding Intellectual Property

1. Basic Concepts and Principles
2. International Dimensions of IP

A. International Agreements
B. International Organizations
C. International Registration

3. National Dimensions of IP: Domestic Laws and Legal Systems
4. Economic Importance of IPR Protection

III. Disciplines of Intellectual Property

1. Trademarks
2. Patents of Inventions
3. Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
4. Copyrights and Neighboring Rights
5. Geographical Indications
6. Industrial Designs
7. Integrated Circuits Designs
8. New Plant Varieties

IV. IP Terminology in the English Language