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Graduate Certificate in IP Law (2014/2015)

5 Aug 2014 - 30 May 2015

 Application for the 14th intake (2014/2015 cohort) will close on 30 April 2014.


Please note that details of the programme below are subjected to changes.

Do you know that these are just some of the jobs available in the IP industry?

• Patent Agent                                             • R&D Manager

• Technology Transfer Manager              • IP Manager

• Licensing Manager                                 • IP Asset Manager

• Chief IP Officer                                         • IP Analyst

• Open Innovation Manager                     • IP Business Consultant/ Strategist

• IP Counsel/Attorney                                 • Intangible Asset Valuator

• Innovation and Creativity Consultant     • Chief Marketing/Branding Officer

The Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law programme (GCIP) is a comprehensive foundation IP law course which provides the fundamental IP knowledge that is needed by aspiring IP professionals and practitioners for a career in the field of Intellectual Property. 

This course is jointly organised by the IP Academy and the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.

Successful completion of this certification course is one of the pre-requisites for admission onto the register of patent agents in Singapore.

* You can obtain more information on the regulatory regime of patent agents from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), at: http://www.ipos.gov.sg/leftNav/pat/Patent+Agents.htm

This programme is designed for:

  • graduates with a background in science & technology
  • graduates in the business, finance and/or accounting industries with an interest to move into the field of  intellectual/intangible assets management.
  • law graduates or lawyers with an interest to specialise in IP
  • marketing, branding and business strategists with an interest to specialise in IP
  • mid-career professionals with any of the above qualification/s looking for a career move

Course Curriculum

Semester 1
1. General Introduction to Law 
2. Law of Trade Marks and Unfair Competition
3. Law of Copyright and Designs

Semester 2
4. Law of Patents and Trade Secrets
5. Special Topics

Click here for Course Curriculum.

NB: The IP Academy reserves the right to amend details of the course.

Course Calendar
This is a 1 year part-time course, covering 2 semesters:

Part 1 - August to November
Tuesdays (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Thursdays (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Saturdays (9.30am - 12.30pm)
[Examinations will be held in November / December]
Part 2 - January to April
Tuesdays (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Thursdays (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Saturdays (9.30am - 12.30pm)
[Examinations will be held in April / May] 

Admission Criterion
A good University degree. University students who will have completed their studies by the commencement of the course are also eligible to apply.

Course Fees

Singapore Citizens: S$11,235*

Singapore Permanent Residents: S$12,358.50*

International Students: S$14,605.50*

*Fees above are subjected to changes every year.

Modularisation Track

To provide flexbility To students who may not be able to complete the programme within 1 year or are only interested to learn about certain modules of the programme, there are 2 alternative tracks avaliable.

 Modularisation A (Mod A)

 - Students are given 2 years and up to a maximum of 3 years to complete the programme

-  the choice to select and register for up to 3 modules per year, with the exception that Special Topics would need to be taken as the last module.

 -  Fees are to be paid on a yearly basis before the start of Year 1 and 2

Fees per year (including GST):

Singaporean: S$6460.13

Singapore PR: S$7106.14

International Students: S$8398.16

 Application deadline is the same as Normal GCIP track: 30 April 2013

Modularisation B (Mod B)

- Select and register for the course on a modular basis

- Individual certificate will be provided upon passing of the examination for the module

-  Students who complete all 5 modules within a period of 3 years, can inform IP Academy to qualify for a GCIP

Registration for Sem 1 modules will end on 30 April

Registration for Sem 2 modules will end on 1 November

- Course fees is on per module basis

  Intro to law Trademark Copyright Patents Special Topics
Singaporean  $2,568.00  $2,568.00  $2,782.00  $3,424.00  $3,852.00
Singapore PR  $2,824.80  $2,824.80  $3,060.20  $3,766.40  $4,237.20
International Students  $3,338.40  $3,338.40  $3,616.60  $4,451.20  $5,007.60


Application related key points to note:

Application Forms must be accompanied with:


1)1 passport-size photograph


2)Non-refundable application fee of S$42.80 (including GST)


3)Referee Report


4)Certified true copy of NRIC (printed in color)


5)Certified true copies of Degree Certificate and Transcript


6)Cheque or credit card authorisation form for the full course fees of the track that you are applying for (Course fees would only be processed after confirmation of acceptance of admission into the programme)


*Note: payment for non-refundable application fee and full course fees should be separate payment

Certified True copies are documents certified by issuing authority or certified by a Notary public or an Advocate & Solicitor. Please refer to http://www.conp.sg/co-np-directory-listing for the list of Notaries Public.


Applicants who graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Universities where English is not the main medium of instruction are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by means of TOEFL/ IELTS test scores


Application is to be submitted via hardcopy
Click HERE to download the programme brochure.



NORMAL 1 YEAR TRACK : Click HERE to download



Click HERE to download the Credit Card Authorisation Form

(To download the brochure or PDF, right-click on the link, then select "Save Target As")


Classes are held at NUS Bukit Timah Campus, Faculty of Law

469, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259756

Contact Person

Contact Person 
For further information and details, please contact
Ms Tay Soh Hui at: Tel: (+65) 6221 8622 or Email:

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