Intellectual Property and Licensing for Creative Professionals

This is a course for designers and artists who wish to gain an understanding of intellectual property (IP) law and learn how to protect copyright, trademark, patent, and domain rights. By examining case studies, students will develop their own licensing program. Topics include licensing agreements, deal negotiations, royalty calculations, and brand licensing sales tools.

Students will also gain an understanding of what is considered standard practice in the current marketplace for cases where artists and designers may not be able to afford legal protection for their IP. This course will explore IP rights in both the Canadian and international context.  

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.  

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at

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Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Spring/Summer 2021
Date & Time:
20 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021
  • 6 online sessions
Instructor: Price:
$445.00 plus tax
Registration Deadline:
May 10, 2021

Course Requirements

***Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.***


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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