Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections

Institute of Art & Law

BOOK NOW – Next intake in London is 12 to 14 June 2017

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.

The course will run for its fourth consecutive year in 2017, lasting three days from 12 to 14 June 2017. It will be hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, at 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, right in the heart of London.


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

The course fee is £840 (£700 plus VAT), with discounts available for members of the Institute of Art and Law and the UKRG.

To apply, please complete the application form.