Course Description

In this online course, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor and eCampus Ontario, students are introduced to the most common forms of Intellectual Property law for the creative industries, such as copyright law, industrial design law, graphic design law, and trademarks. The course also introduces IP strategy, exploring how different forms of IP can be leveraged by entrepreneurs as business assets. The course empowers creative professionals with an understanding of their legal rights, so they may advocate for themselves and engage in informed discussions with legal professionals.


  • Understand the meaning of intellectual property and the policy behind recognizing IP rights in the first place
  • Be able to identify the most common forms of IP and be able to single-out those most relevant to the creative sector
  • Understand the concept of IP strategy as essential for the effective commercialization of creative expressions (sharing and selling creative works)
  • Understand the basic legal principles surrounding IP ownership
  • Understand the need to determine third party IP rights and freedom to operate

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Intellectual Property and IP Strategy for Creative Entrepreneurs
Sep 21, 2022 to Oct 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $375.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.
Section Notes

Register at least 30 days prior to the start date to receive a $25.00 discount on your course.

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions.  Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. 

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.