IP Manager Scheme PLUS

Nowadays, intellectual property (IP) is recognised as a key element in business development. The IP Training Programme aims to build up the manpower capacity in the businesses, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to adopt good IP management into their overall business strategy and practice.

All the training courses are designed to cater for specific duties and career development needs of IP Managers and help them to establish their expertise and skills. The courses will also enable you to help your enterprise to:

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the respective training course (except IP302).

Important Note:

Fundamental Programme 100 Series

IP101 IP Basics

7 and 8 Dec 2023

1.5 Days

This course introduces the basic knowledge of various intellectual properties, enabling participants to understand the rights of IP owners and users, thereby enhancing their capability of protecting and managing IP rights within the enterprise.


IP102 IP Management and Protection in the Mainland

27 Jun and 4 Jul 2023

2.5 hours per lecture, 10 hours in total

This course aims to introduce the registration methods, protection mechanisms, management strategies and enforcement actions of intellectual property rights in the Mainland, allowing participants to fully grasp the fundamental knowledge of the intellectual property systems in the Mainland.


IP103 Registration and application procedure of IP rights in Hong Kong

23 Feb 2023

1 Day

This course introduces the IP registration system in Hong Kong, enabling participants to comprehend the registration and application procedures of various IP rights and thereby formulate effective IP registration strategies for the enterprise.


IP104 AUTM Startup Course: Startups and Spinouts - A Business Development Perspective

10, 11, 17 and 18 Nov 2022 (Online Class)

2 hours per lecture, 8 hours in total

Startups are vehicles through which university innovations can make a societal and economic impact. The path startups take towards commercialization can vary significantly depending on the technology being commercialized, the roles faculty take in the startup, and the marketplace in which the startup will compete. Decisions made before, during and after the formation of a startup can dramatically impact the potential for success – or failure. This course will guide the audience on how to optimize a startup’s odds for success. Join us for content-rich topics and collaborative discussions to learn how you can effect change and support startups at your institution.

IP105 Strategies and Methods for Enterprises to Protect Trade Secrets

18 Jul 2023

2.5 hours per lecture, 5 hours in total

This course aims to introduce the basic concepts, forms of protection and legal basis of trade secrets, the application of trade secrets in business and the common protection measures for enterprises.


IP106 Patent Basics

18 Aug 2023

3 hours per lecture, 6 hours in total

This course aims at enabling participants to grasp the basic concepts of patents, including the patent protection system, the method and process of patent registration and the application of patent information in research and business.


IP107 Special Session: Crypto, NFTs, metaverse and IP

4 Aug 2023

2.5 hours per lecture, 2.5 hours in total

This course aims to introduce the involvement of IP in the new technologies such as Crypto, NFTs and metaverse, allowing participants to be able to realise potential legal issues and protect their IP rights in the virtual world.


IP108 Mediation of IP Disputes [OPEN FOR REGISTRATION]

12 Oct 2023

0.5 days, 2.5 hours in total

The seminar is part of the IP Manager Scheme PLUS training programme which is intended to enhance the participants’ understanding of and promote the advantages of using mediation in resolving intellectual property (IP) related disputes.


IP109 Intellectual Property Course for Creative Design Industry

25 Oct 2023

2 hrs in total

The course aims to promote intellectual property rights, especially copyright and trademarks in areas of IP management, IP protection and IP exploitation to students and practitioners of the creative design industry.

Advanced Programme 200 Series

IP201 IP Audit and Due Diligence

10 Nov 2023

1 day, 2 lectures (2.5 hours per lecture)

This course aims to enhance participants’ awareness of the importance of intellectual property audit and due diligence, their implementation and benefits, and help enterprises manage intellectual assets more effectively and engage in IP trading.


IP202 Management and Strategies of Patent Commercialisation and Technology Transfer

6 and 13 Sep 2023

2 days, 4 lectures (2.5 hours per lecture)

The course aims to introduce the common forms of patent valuation, commercialization as well as key issues of technology transfer, preparing participants to formulate appropriate strategies on patent commercialization and technology transfer for their enterprises.


IP204 Practical Workshop for IP Managers

6 Jan 2023

0.5 day

This workshop aims at assisting “IP Managers” to learn protecting and managing IP assets in their enterprises, and integrating IP commercialisation and IP trading into their overall business strategy. It will be conducted by IP professional lawyers to exchange views with participants through group discussion. Besides, participants will receive a “Practical Guide to IP Managers” upon completion of the workshop, so that they and their enterprises can effectively make use of the knowledge of IP protection and management.

IP Service Provider Programme 300 Series

IP301 Workshop on Trademark Registration Principles and Practices in Hong Kong

10 Jan 2023

1 Day

This course aims at providing IP industry practitioners with a comprehensive introduction on trade mark registration, management and enforcement, and a practical overview on the examination of trade mark, opposition and post registration matters as well as the use of online trade mark search and e-Filing systems.


IP302 Workshop on the Twelfth Edition, Version 2023 of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (the Nice Classification)

15 Dec 2022

1 hour

The Trade Marks Registry is going to conduct a workshop on 15 December 2022 to introduce the Twelfth Edition, Version 2023 of the International Classification of Goods and Services (“Twelfth Edition”) which will be applied in Hong Kong on 1 January 2023 for the purpose of registration of trade marks.