Intellectual property crash courses

For many people, the term intellectual property (IP) or "intellectual property rights" (IPR) covers patents, copyrights, trademarks and database rights. Intellectual property is becoming more and more important in the field of computers, programming and ICT in general.

This website offers crash courses on each of these topics. The courses deal with general principles, requirements, the procedure for obtaining the IP right, international treaties, who can get the IP right and the effects/rights granted by the IP right in question.