Intellectual Property Law - LW556

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15) DR JA Bellido







This module will focus on the leading topic areas of intellectual property law (including practical aspects), namely:
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • The uses of IP, remedies for infringement and enforcement
  • International intellectual property
  • Trade marks
  • Passing off
  • Breach of confidence
  • Details

    This module appears in:

    Contact hours

    One weekly lecture of one hour and one weekly seminar of one hour.

    Method of assessment

    1 written examination (50%); Coursework in the form of a 5000 word research essay (50%)

    Preliminary reading

    See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

    See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the module, students should be able to:
    understand the basic concepts, principles, policies, issues, debates and legal doctrine associated with various areas of intellectual property law.
    identify the theoretical, cultural and social underpinnings of intellectual property law.
    have gained an understanding of the diverse influences that shape UK intellectual property law and the increasing impact of EU jurisprudence in its development.
    think critically about intellectual property law: to take nothing at face value, to go beneath the surface of the law to critically analyse and evaluate it, both in oral discussion and in written assignments.

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