Intellectual Property and Licensing for Creative Professionals

This is a course for designers and artists who wish to gain an understanding of intellectual property (IP) law and learn how to protect copyright, trademark, patent, and domain rights. By examining case studies, students will develop their own licensing program. Topics include licensing agreements, deal negotiations, royalty calculations, and brand licensing sales tools. Students will also gain an understanding of what is considered standard practice in the current marketplace for cases where artists and designers may not be able to afford legal protection for their IP. This course will explore IP rights in both the Canadian and international context.  

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology. 

Combine this course with four other online Digital Media & Graphic Design courses to earn a Digital Media Skills Certificate. 

Important registration details:

Course offered in partnership with OCAD U are delivered through a series of tutorial and related assignments that students may complete at their own pace on the OCAD learning management system Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. To learn more about course expectations, visit here

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at If you do not know your OCAD U user ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: If you need further help, please contact

Summer 2020
Date & Time:
1 Jun 2020 to 22 Jun 2020
Instructor: Price:
$345.00 plus tax

Course Requirements

***Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.***


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.