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Learn how the law protects intellectual property

The creation and protection of trademarks and copyrights is a fascinating area of law. Knowledge of trademark and copyright law can lead to many opportunities with law firms and with corporations that own intellectual property. Paralegals and legal practitioners often work on teams of professionals that create and register unique trademarks or service marks. They may also be responsible for maintaining trademarks and copyrights, handling correspondence, reviewing and drafting licensing agreements, and coordinating document-intensive processes for attorneys.


Format: Classroom

Hours: 2.4 CEUs

Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

Cost: $899 (includes materials)

This course introduces you to key principles of trademark and copyright law. The main emphasis is on practical, day-to-day processes involved in applying for trademark and copyrights, as well as maintaining and protecting them. You’ll learn how authors or creators of musical, artistic, or literary work can obtain and protect exclusive legal rights to perform, display, distribute or reproduce their creations.

Course Topics

The course explores a wide range of topics pertaining to trademark and copyright law, including:

  • what kinds of intellectual creations qualify for protection
  • the prerequisites to trademark protection
  • the scope of trademark rights
  • the trademark registration process
  • grounds for excluding marks from protection or registration
  • restrictions on the distribution of imitation or counterfeit goods
  • the remedies available in trademark litigation and copyright infringement
  • the differences between copyrights, trademarks and trade names
  • how copyright owners can license their works for use by others

Who Should Attend?

  • Law students and practicing attorneys who want to gain expertise in trademark and copyright law
  • A legal secretary, legal administrative assistant, paralegal who wants to learn about the trademark process
  • A person training to be a trademark docket clerk in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • An in-house general counsel supervising outside trademark firms

Course Information

Course Number: 


University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$899 (includes course materials)

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
To receive the Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) the following is required:

  • Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments
  • Attendance at sessions
  • A 79% or higher for course assessment