Intellectual Property Law (Advanced) module (LW42010)

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Credits

30

Module code

LW42010

Intellectual Property Law

Aims

This module aims to:

  • introduce students to the nature of intellectual property law, primarily from a UK perspective
  • identify and trace the development of intellectual property and the constituent regimes which are collectively referred to as intellectual property law
  • examine the fundamental issues of balance between the stakeholders in IP regimes and the tensions arising from the boundaries between constituent regimes
  • consider the developing challenges to the credibility of copyright in the digital era and the treatment of biotechnology in relation to patent law
  • study the ongoing interaction between new technologies and IP

Examples of content

  • introduction to Intellectual Property Law
  • copyright
  • design rights
  • patents
  • trade marks
  • passing off
  • privacy and breach of bonfidence
  • the internet and copyright
  • revision

SCQF credits

30 credits