Indigenous cultural heritage and intellectual property are complex. Proficiency in both areas is becoming a highly sought-after skill for practicing lawyers and other professionals. Participants in this program will gain new knowledge and skills in copyright, trademark, patents, and designs; the developing field of cultural property in indigenous communities; and the conceptual and practical dimensions of cultural property.
Composed of courses already being offered for credit to the Faculty of Law’s JD and JD/JID students, this non-credit Professional Specialization Certificate (PSC) in Intellectual and Cultural Property Law is designed for individuals seeking professional development opportunities.
The structure of this accelerated summer program will focus on:
- Federal and provincial laws concerning intellectual property
- Indigenous intellectual property laws, customs and traditions, along with an analysis of cultural property and heritage—both nationally and internationally
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve your professional goals in just six weeks.
This program allows you to integrate theory with practice by engaging with fellow legal experts and practicing lawyers.
Our instructors are industry professionals with years of experience. They're dedicated to helping you develop the knowledge and skills to realize your full potential.
The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading universities, recognized for preparing students for careers in a wide range of disciplines. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive a professional specialization certificate.
This program is offered jointly by the UVic Faculty of Law and the Division of Continuing Studies