LLB in Intellectual Property Rights is an undergraduate course involving legal studies for developing, implementing and enforcing intellectual property rights such as copyrights, patents, trademarks or licenses. A patent is a set of rights that attributes exclusivity for producing, using and trading a product or a creative property. Protected products include all types of scientific inventions, intangible cultural content, high-tech gadgets, and even aliments and ingredients.
This is a 3- year long course divided into six semesters. The average starting salary offered in India to successful graduates of the course lies between INR 25,000 and 80,000 monthly.
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Attorney and Solicitor General, as Public Prosecutor and furthermore in Defense, Tax and Labor divisions, and as Legal Advisors. Individuals with good presentation and analytical skills are ideally suited for the course.
Tabulated here are the basic highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||LLB In Intellectual property Rights|
|Duration||3 years, full- time/ Distance Learning|
|Stream||Intellectual Property Rights|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||On the basis of merit obtained at the level of graduation, entrance tests and interviews in case of some institutes|
|Average Course Fee||INR 5K to 1.25 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 8 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||R&D institutes, State- run Patent Information centers funded by Department of Law & Technology, GOL, Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetics & Beauty Product, Design Departments / Units, Agri- based Units, Law Firms|
The average tuition fee charged in India for B.Sc. in Bio-Informatics ranges between INR 5,000 (government institutes) to 1.25 lacs (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the best institutes in India that offer LLB in Intellectual Property Rights.
|SR.NO.||COLLEGE/INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||KHARAGPUR, WEST BENGAL||4,50,000||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in graduation||Based on the candidate’s performance in LSAT|
|2||NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW||HYDERABAD, TELANGANA||1,22,000||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in graduation||Based on the candidate’s performance in LSAT|
|3||SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL||PUNE, MAHARASHTRA||2,22,000||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in graduation||Based on the candidate’s performance in LSAT|
|4||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, OSMANIA UNIVERSITY||HYDERABAD, TELANGANA||12,100||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in graduation||Based on the candidate’s performance in LSAT|
Listed here are the basic minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.
Admission to the course is done in 2 stages:
A few universities in India also conduct their own tests for admission to the course.
LLB in Intellectual Property Rights: Career Prospects
Successful graduates of the course are offered lucrative employment opportunities in academics, research, government, etc. and in areas such as Trade Marking at the IP Office for Trade Mark Search, Filing, Prosecution and Maintenance, Trade Mark Litigation, Trade Mark Management, Trade Mark and Brand Licensing, Franchising and Merchandizing, Brand Valuation etc.
Also, such graduates can explore career opportunities in fields such as Copyright and Patent Law, and in Chemical, Mechanical, IT, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Patent Practices, and in industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Beauty Products, Design Departments/ Units, agri- based Units, Law Firms, research organizations, voluntary organizations, publishing houses, media units, software industries etc.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Intellectual Property Rights||All organizations, of all shapes and sizes, constantly make licensed innovation, new innovative programming, and require a licensed innovation (IP) chief to deal with worker contracts and recording licenses.||2,50,000 - 6,00,000|
|Patent Agent||Innovators hoping to acquire security for their developments utilize patent professionals, also called Patent Operators, for help with patent applications.||1,80,005 – 16,80,000|
|Associate Attorney||Associate lawyers are legal counselors who under the direction of an accomplished lawyer, help with cases and composition of reports.||2,18,060 - 9,85,806|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
SUBJECTS OF STUDY
|Semester – I|
|Tort & Consumer Protection Laws|
|Property Law, Transfer of Property and Easement Acts|
|Law of Crimes|
|Legal Research and Legal Writing|
|Semester - II|
|Criminal Procedure Code, Juvenile Justice Act and Probation of Offende|
|Law of Evidence|
|Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act|
|Introduction to Intellectual property Rights Law|
|Semester - III|
|Family Law - I|
|Law of Patents|
|Law of Copyrights|
|Elective - I|
Semester - IV
|Law of Trade Marks and Industrial design|
|Labor & Industrial Laws|
|Patent Prosecution, Claim Drafting, Filing and Registration Procedure|
|Elective - II|
|Elective - III|
|Comprehensive Viva voce|
|Semester – V|
|Other forms of IPR Protection Law|
|Information Technology and Law|
|Private International Law|
|Professional Ethics, Accounts|
|Interpretation of Statutes|
|Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance|
|Moot Court on IPR|
|Semester - VI|
|Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternate Dispute Resolution|
|Biodiversity protection, Farmers and Breeders rights|
|Protection of Indigenous Culture and Knowledge|
|IPR Transactions and Technology Transfer|
|Comprehensive Viva voce|