OverviewThis module will focus on the leading topic areas of intellectual property law (including practical aspects), namely:
This module appears in:
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%)
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.