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Intellectual Property

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About the Programme

The Intellectual Property Programme aims to provide legal practitioners and other interested persons in advanced training in Intellectual Property Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and globally.

What Will I Study?

You will learn about:

  • The issues that lie at the centre of management of intellectual property;
  • The core principles of domestic copyright law;
  • The divergence of views from developing and developed countries on issues such as foreign direct investment, trade, and traditional knowledge.

Facilities and Resources

  • Enhance your learning experience by fully utilising our:
  • Fully equipped Law Library;
  • Access to Regional and International Legal Online Databases

Career Opportunities

If you want to:

  • Advance your career in Intellectual Property
  • Understand key principles of intellectual property and its application in this digital age
  • Know more about the business side of intellectual property rights

Then this degree is for you! 

Why Study in Barbados

Come for a semester on Study Abroad or do a full degree in a multicultural learning environment.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies.

We welcome local, international and regional students.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: LLM/Postgraduate Diploma
  • Duration: Full Time – 12 months


Programme Details

This Programme consists of 6 courses, which will be offered by The UWI and WIPO. Students must take at least four (4) Intellectual Property specific courses:

  1. The Management of Intellectual Property Assets
  2. International Trade and Intellectual Property Law
  3. Trade Mark Law
  4. Patent Law
  5. International Intellectual Property Law
  6. Copyright Law 

Students may take up to two (2) of any relevant existing LLM courses with the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

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To be eligible for admission, applicants:
-    must hold a LL.B. degree, or any other professional legal qualification with at least Second Class Honours
-    must be admitted to practise in any part of the Commonwealth;
-    should also be certified as being in practice for a minimum of five years.

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We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available.

LL.M. Programme fee: BDS $20,000 (US $10,000) 
Postgraduate Dip. Programme fee: BDS $13,300 (US $6,650) 
Plus ID Card Fee - BDS $30.00 (US $15.00) 
Plus UWI Registration fees – BDS $520.00 (US $260.00) per semester. 

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