Intellectual Property Law
Area of Study
Legal Studies, Pre-Law
Taught In English
Substantial and successful prior study of law
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module explores the legal protection given to intellectual property, and considers
the particular types of such property such as copyright and patents. It puts this law into
the increasingly influential international context and also draws on comparative study of
the protection afforded in other jurisdictions. It enables students to pursue research in
individual areas of intellectual property law.
Topics covered include:
? Introduction and justifications for IPRs
? The scope of IP law: remedies and sanctions
? Breach of Confidence
? Privacy, image, and reputation
? Passing off I
? Passing off II
? Trade marks I: trade mark protection
? Trade marks II: refusal of registration
? Trade marks III: confusion and infringement
? How to approach an essay/problem question
? How to approach an essay question
? Copyright I
? Copyright II
? Copyright III
? Patents I
? Patents II
? Patents III
? Patents IV
? How to approach a problem question
Teaching: Research-led teaching in the form of seminars
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Exam (50%)
? Coursework (50%)
STUDY OPTION 2: Alternative assessment (tbc)
STUDY OPTION 3: Individual Assessment
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.