Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections

Institute of Art & Law

How can artists, museums and galleries protect their IP? What new challenges do museums and galleries face in the 21st century? What can be done if IP rights are infringed? The purpose of the DipIPC course will be to provide answers to these – and more.

The course requires no pre-existing knowledge of law and will offer necessary training in hands-on IP management. It will introduce the basics of IP and show how IP rights can relate to other tangible rights. There will be a focus on copyright that will explain its essential elements, the types of works protected, copyright duration, assignment, infringement and the defences available against claims of infringement, including the ‘fair dealing’ exceptions. The course will also cover moral rights, artist resale rights, the law of confidence, digital rights management and trade marks.

When and where?  The course will run in London for its fifth consecutive year for three days from 11 to 13 June 2018, held at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, WC2A 3JB. Teaching begins at 9.45 am each morning and ends at 5.00 pm.

Cost?  The cost to attend is £750.00 plus VAT (£900 total). There are discounts available for IAL members, as well as members of UKRG.

Assessment?  In order to be awarded the Diploma (DipIPC), students must complete an oral assessment and a written assignment, due several weeks after the conclusion of the course.

Application – Please fill out an application form and return it to us if you would like a place reserved on the course. Spaces are limited.


Copyright subsistence and artistic works: What is “art”? What is copyright?

Copyright infringement: How can cultural institutions protect against infringement?

Copyright duration: How to calculate the term of copyright?

Fair dealing, fair use and other exceptions to copyright infringement

Orphan works, moral rights and artist resale rights

IP management for museums

Museums and IP in the digital era

International and cross-border considerations

Interplay between tangible and intangible rights

IP clauses in art and exhibition contracts

Art and other forms of IP: passing off, confidence, personality rights, database rights, design rights

If you have any questions, please contact: jo.crabtree@nullial.uk.com.