Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This examines the law and practice relating to intellectual property rights.
The nature of intellectual property rights and the law which governs their existence and exercise, including patents, confidentiality, copyright, trade marks, passing off, registered design and design right.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of those aspects of intellectual property law identified in the indicative syllabus above;
2. demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the policy considerations which shape intellectual property law;
3. demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of proposed areas of law reform in the relevant areas;
4. analyse problems in the areas of intellectual property studied, apply the legal principles studied to these problems and present well supported conclusions, both orally and in writing;
5. read and study primary and secondary sources of intellectual property law, with limited staff guidance;
6. identify sources for research and establish a strategy for research using standard and electronic research tools.
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