Intellectual Property Law - LW556

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
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
  • 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

    A written examination (50%); Coursework in the form of a 3500 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

    On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
    1. Apply knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, policies, issues, debates and legal doctrine associated with various areas of intellectual property law.
    2. Identify the theoretical, cultural and social-underpinnings of intellectual property law.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse influences that shape UK intellectual property law and the increasing impact of EU jurisprudence in its development.
    4. Critically evaluate intellectual property law: to take nothing at face value, to go beneath the surface of the law to critically analyse and evaluate it, in the written assessments.

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