What is Intellectual Property Law and its Course Details.

By Sanjeet Nayak

Intellectual property law is the field of law that deals with legal rights related to creative work and inventions. Laws related to Intellectual Property control who can use creations such as new products, artistic works as well as designs. The reason why intellectual property laws were formulated was to allow individuals who create/ invent things to genuinely generate profit from their creation/ work. This course covers all intellect aspects of creations include literary, inventions, names, artistic works, images, etc. In this course, students study a number of distinct types of creations of the mind which a set of exclusive rights. 


What the course focuses on?

  • Case studies related to Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Different types of taxation policies, its Law, and guidelines.
  • Legal restrictions and provisions.
  • Studying diverse cases related to Intellectual Property Rights. 


Course Name Intellectual Property Law
Course Level Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, PG Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree: 5 years
  • Master's Degree: 3 years
  • PG Diploma: 1 year
  • Certificate Courses: 1 year
Examination Type Semester Type
Eligibility Varies as per the degree
Top Recruiters Top Private law firms like Anand and Anand, Kochhar & Co., R. K. Dewan & Co. and Remfry & Sagar, Corporate Organisations/MNCs, Government Bodies like Supreme Court/High Court, Colleges/Institutions, etc
Top Career/Job Profiles Intellectual property lawyers, Patent Lawyers, Legal Publishers, Civil Services/Judicial Services, Lecturers, Patent Agent, etc

Top Colleges

Here are some of the top colleges that offer Intellectual Property Law as a course:

Eligibility Criteria:

Course Duration Eligibility
LLB in Intellectual Property Law 5 years
  • Students should have completed their 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The minimum marks above 50% or above.
LLM in Intellectual Property Law 3 years
  • Students must have completed their 3 or 5- year long LL.B in Intellectual Property Rights or bachelor's degree in any other discipline from a recognized university.
  • They should have a minimum aggregate score of 50% or more (45% for SC/ ST candidates).
PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Law 1 year
  • Candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree with 50% of marks from a recognized university.
  • Candidates should have completed their 3 years Diploma course in any stream from a recognized board are also eligible for this course.
Certificate course in Intellectual Property Law 1 year
  • Students should have completed their 10+2/Bachelor's degree from a recognized board.
  • The minimum marks above 50% or above.

Skills Required:

  • Analytical and Reasoning skills.
  • Hard-working.
  • Research ability.
  • Ability to Convince.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Team Work.
  • Ability to persuade.
  • Communication Skills


Bachelor Degree in Intellectual Property Law

Subject/Topic Name Subject/Topic Name
Legal History of Courts Civil Procedure Code & Law of Limitation
Family Law I Legal Methods + Legal Reasoning
Constitutional Law II Jurisprudence
Fundamentals of Moot Court Family Law II
Company Law I Client Counselling
Interpretation of Statutes Law of Crimes I
Patent Drafting and Specification writing Law of Contracts I
Law of Crime II Environmental Law
Law of Industrial & ICL Designing Company Law II
Law of Trademark & Drafting Right to Information
Law of Trademark & Drafting Right to Information
Legal Language & Legal Writing Law of Copyrights Specifications & Claims
Public International Law Trial Advocacy (Clinical-3)
Administrative Law Taxation Law
Jurisprudence Law of Evidence
Public International Law Legal Method & Legal Reasoning
Torts & Consumer Protection Law Fundamentals of Moot Court-(Clinical-1)
Pleading, Drafting & Conveyance Private International Law
Property Law including Transfer of Property Act & Easement Act Comp Pub Law & Criminology &Criminal Justice Adm
Taxation Law & Private International Law Environmental Law & Law of Patents -(Hons-3)
Comp Pub Law & Criminology &Criminal Justice Adm International conventions on Intellectual Property
Biomedical Law and Ethics Housing Law & Law of the Global Commons
Entertainment Law Industrial Visit- (Clinical-3)
Air & Space Law Prof Ethics, Acc. for Lawyers & Bar Bench Rel.
Arb. & Conci. & Alternative Dispute Res. Mech Law of Industrial & ICL Designing (Hons-5)
Programme Elective Aviation Law
Law of Copyrights Spec.& Claims –(Hons-1) Trade Secret & Technology Transfer (Hons-6)
International Humanitarian Law Media Law, 3.Medical Law & Law and Governance
Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making

Master Degree in Intellectual Property Law

Subject/Topic Name Subject/Topic Name
Comparative Jurisprudence Intro to International Intellectual Property Org
Introduction to Laws of IPR Constitutionalism
Comparative Public Law / Systems of Governance Law and Justice in a Globalising World
Legal Research and Methodology Law Relating to Designs and Geographical Indications
Research Methods and Legal Writing Patents Law
Law Relating to Trademarks Nature, Emergence and Development of IPRs
Law of Trademarks and GI Contemporary Issues
Copyright Law Teaching and Research in IPRs
Law of Biotech Challenge of Traditional Knowledge Law of Patent
Transfer of Technology and IPR Litigation Constitutional Law: An Introduction
Nature and Content of IP Law relating to Trademark Geographical Indication
Transfer of Technology and IPR Litigation IP Limitations, Exceptions and Public Interest
International IP Law of Copyright
IP Infringement, Remedies, and Enforcement Comparative Public Laws/ System of Governance
Law of Justice in Globalising World Laws on E-Commerce
Law of Copyright Comparative Public Law
Research Methods and Legal Writing Law of Patents and Designs
Globalization, Law, and Justice Competition Law

Diploma Degree in Intellectual Property Law

Subject/Topic Name Subject/Topic Name
The Law of Trade Marks Geographical Indications
Geographical Indications & IPR Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
Copyrights Biodiversity & Intellectual Property Rights
The Law of Designs Industrial Designs
The Law of Patents
The Law of Copyrights

Certificate Course in Intellectual Property Law

Subject/Topic Name Subject/Topic Name
Introduction to IPRs Geographical Indications
Plant Variety Rights Patents
Trade Marks Industrial Designs
Copyrights Introduction to Intellectual Property
Maintenance of Intellectual Property Advance Topics / issues in IPRs
Patent Process (India, US, Europe, via pct) Patent Prosecution, Searching and Drafting
IP & Patent Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Admission Process:

The admission process for a degree in Intellectual Property Law can vary from one college to another. Some of the top colleges in India have entrance based admission process. However, many colleges have a merit-based selection process. For the master's degree in Intellectual Property Law, students have to qualify in a particular entrance examination, but for bachelor, diploma, and certificate degrees several institutions provide admission based on the marks secured in the last academic session. Hence, it's very important for the student to understand the admission process of a specific college for any degree before applying for the same. 

Top Entrances:


  • Exam Mode: Offline mode (Pen & paper-based test)
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours
  • Total Marks: 200


  • Total Number of Questions: 150
  • Duration of Exam: 90 minutes
  • Eligibility: Aspirants should complete LL.B. or an equivalent degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/ Persons with Disability). Candidates appearing in the final year exam of LL.B are also eligible to register for AILET 2018 exam.


  • LSAT 2020 is replaced as LSAT-Flex
  • Exam Mode: Online (Digitally) 
  • Type of Questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice)


  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours
  • Marking Scheme: +4 marks for a correct answer, -1 mark for an incorrect answer


  • Exam Mode: Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based
  • Number of Questions: 160
  • Exam Duration: 2.5 hrs


  • Exam Mode: Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Marking Scheme: +4 marks for a correct answer, -1 mark for an incorrect answer

Career and Job prospects:

Job/Career Profile Average Salary per Annum
Intellectual property Lawyers Rs 7.3 lakhs
Patent Lawyers Rs 5.9 lakhs
Legal Publishers Rs 6.3 lakhs
Civil Services/Judicial Services Rs 8.5 lakhs
Lecturers Rs 6 lakhs
Patent Agent Rs 4.9 lakhs

Employment Areas: 

  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Multinational Corporations (MNCs) 
  • Law Firms

Top Recruiters:

  • Top Private law firms like Anand and Anand, Kochhar & Co., R. K. Dewan & Co. and Remfry & Sagar
  • Corporate Organisations/MNCs
  • Government Bodies like Supreme Court/High Court
  • Colleges/Institutions

Top Hiring Cities in India:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai


Q: What are the primary objectives of Intellectual Property Law courses?
 Listed here are some of the principal objectives of the course:

  • To prepare eligible candidates to work as Intellectual Property lawyers and supporting professionals engaged with large- scale institutions and regulatory bodies.
  • To build ineligible students the requisite skills and knowledge needed for promoting growth in an increasing knowledge-driven society. 

Q: What is the duration of the course?
The duration of the course is mentioned below:

  • L. L. B.: - 5 years
  • L. L. M.:- 3 years
  • P. G. Diploma:- 1 year
  • Certificate course: 1 year

Q: What are the career Prospects after a course in Intellectual Property Law?
Some of the top career prospects are mentioned below:

  • Intellectual property lawyers
  • Patent Lawyers
  • Legal Publishers
  • Civil Services/Judicial Services
  • Lecturers
  • Patent Agent

Q: What are the top entrances to consider for Intellectual Property Law?
A: Some of the entrances to consider are:

Q: Who are the top recruiters in Intellectual Property Law?
Some of the top recruiters are the top private law firms like Anand and Anand, Kochhar & Co., R. K. Dewan & Co., and Remfry & Sagar. Aspirants can also work for any Corporate Organisation/MNC or Government Body as an expert in Intellectual Property Law.



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