IP eLearning modules

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The Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) produces modules on intellectual property protection and enforcement in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian. These modules cover all areas of intellectual property protection which include trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, enforcement and trade. Click on the links below to view or subscribe to the USPTO GIPA playlist on YouTube.

Introduction to patent protection

An introduction to what a patent is, what a patent protects, and how a patent is obtained in the United States.

Overview of trademarks

An on-demand training module introducing the overview of trademarks.

Copyright: encouraging and protecting creativity

An on-demand training module introducing the basics of copyright.

Enforcement of IP rights internationally

An on-demand training module introducing the international standards for the enforcement of IP rights.

Geographical indications

An on-demand training module introducing the basics of geographical indications.

Trade and IP rights

An on-demand training module introducing an overview of the World Trade Organization's TRIPS agreement.

Additional topics

Additional on-demand video modules are available in English.