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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify intellectual property and materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252449  Identify intellectual property and materials 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Marketing   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the learning is to identify intellectual property and materials based on their origin, the rights, limitations and types of intellectual property and materials, and significance, in order to determine the eligibility of intellectual property and materials for benefit. Credited learners have achieved analysis competence that can be applied in the legal as well as business, arts and culture fields.

The identification of intellectual property and materials is a key contributor to the protection of intellectual property rights. In addition, individuals and groups stand to gain from their intellectual property and materials once it is identified as such.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Describing the origins of intellectual property materials.
  • Categorising intellectual property materials in terms of rights, limitations and types.
  • Determining types of rights that exist in intellectual property materials.
  • Evaluating the significance of intellectual property materials.
  • Confirming eligibility of intellectual property and materials for benefit. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communication and language (NQF Level 4).
  • Computer literacy (NQF Level 3). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are provided with specific outcomes and assessment criteria where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the origins of intellectual property materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Describing origins is relevant to material that has not originated from a specific, identified person/s or group/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems associated with determining the origin of intellectual property materials are described in terms of relevant case examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant characteristics related to the origin of specific intellectual property materials are included in intellectual property material descriptions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics can include the originator, time of creation, location of creation, originality, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Proof of origin is obtained according to specified legal, ethical and organisation requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Proof can include a verbal or written declaration from the client, cession or signed agreement, or expert opinion.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Categorise intellectual property materials in terms of rights, limitations and types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defined categories for intellectual property materials are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All entities holding rights in specific intellectual property materials are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The extent of those rights are identified in terms of registration, licenses, copyright and the time periods for which these rights are applicable and in what region. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A list of rights holder/s, sources of information and references (where relevant) is compiled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    References can include, for example, ISDN numbers.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine types of rights that exist in intellectual property materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Intellectual property materials are categorised in terms of material expression and medium. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of rights that can be embedded in specific intellectual property materials are documented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of rights include patent, trademark, design, and copyright.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified rights are justified in terms of the characteristics of specific intellectual property materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Forms in which intellectual property materials would be used are identified and identified rights are appropriate for these forms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the significance of intellectual property materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential value of intellectual property materials is identified against specific criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Value can include commercial, community and/or heritage exploitation potential; criteria are usually contained within intellectual property classification systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and required procedures for significance are determined according to relevant classification systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified potential value is justified with reference to specified criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Criteria include novelty, originality, fulfilment of policies, commercial viability, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified potential value adheres to all requirements contained in relevant legislation, where there is any. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Procedures for stating significance of specific intellectual property materials are followed according to organisation guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Agreed ethical requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Confirm eligibility of intellectual property and materials for benefit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Searches/research to confirm the existence or non-existence of relevant intellectual property registrations, licenses, publication, and/or copyright are conducted or requested according to organisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feasible schedules of activities are provided to all relevant persons, and schedules are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are referred to subject experts where needed and requests/reports/responses/opinions are recorded according to organisation requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Referral can relate to, for example, advice on publishing texts which could affect rights to privacy, result in litigation because of allegations of misconduct, have limitations of rights because of their sensitive nature, concern closed hearings or other potential transgressions of other entities' rights, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All data is summarised into a single document to provide evidence of identification processes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Origins of intellectual property materials and problems associated with determining the origin of intellectual property materials.
  • Characteristics related to the origin of intellectual property materials.
  • Proof of origin.
  • Intellectual property material rights, limitations and types.
  • Types of rights that exist/can be embedded in intellectual property materials.
  • Material expression and medium categorisation.
  • Forms in which intellectual property materials can be used.
  • Significance of intellectual property materials, purpose and required procedures.
  • Procedures for stating significance of intellectual property materials.
  • Eligibility of intellectual property and materials for benefit.
  • Intellectual property registrations, licenses, publication, and copyright.
  • Evidence of identification processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when intellectual property materials are categorised in terms of material expression and medium, forms in which intellectual property materials would be used are identified, and potential value of intellectual property materials is identified against specific criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when feasible schedules of activities are provided to all relevant persons, and materials are referred to subject experts where needed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when identified potential value adheres to all requirements contained in relevant legislation, where there is any, procedures for stating significance of specific intellectual property materials are followed according to organisation guidelines, agreed ethical requirements are adhered to, and schedules are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when problems associated with determining the origin of intellectual property materials are described in terms of relevant case examples, all relevant characteristics related to the origin of specific intellectual property materials are included in intellectual property material descriptions, proof of origin is obtained according to specified legal, ethical and organisation requirements, defined categories for intellectual property materials are identified, all entities holding rights in specific intellectual property materials are identified, the extent of those rights are identified in terms of registration, licenses, copyright and the time periods for which these rights are applicable and in what region, types of rights that can be embedded in specific intellectual property materials are documented, identified rights are justified in terms of the characteristics of specific intellectual property materials, and searches/research to confirm the existence or non-existence of relevant intellectual property registrations, licenses, publication, and/or copyright are conducted or requested according to organisation procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when a list of rights holder/s, sources of information and references (where relevant) is compiled, requests/reports/responses/opinions regarding materials referred to subject experts are recorded according to organisation requirements, and all data is summarised into a single document to provide evidence of identification processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when the purpose and required procedures for significance are determined according to relevant classification systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when identified rights are appropriate for forms in which intellectual property materials would be used, and identified potential value is justified with reference to specified criteria. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  59387   National Certificate: Intellectual Property Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  73129   National Diploma: Public Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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