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LAW7077

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Notes

Synopsis

The law of intellectual property is becoming increasingly international. The TRIPs Agreement, part of the WTO framework, has forced developing and developed nations to heighten the level of intellectual property protection. In addition, a large number of specific international treaties has set high standards for national states to comply with. The process of harmonisation at the European level provides additional norms of international IP protection. Subjects treated include: copyright law and moral rights, neighbouring rights, trademark law, geographical indications, traditional cultural expressions and IP enforcement.

Outcomes

  1. To examine the bases for the international protection of intellectual property rights.
  2. To examine the evolution of new international norms in relation to intellectual property.
  3. To consider the relationship between the international protection of intellectual property rights and wider questions of international trade relations.

Assessment

Research Assignment - outline: 30%
Class presentation: 10%
Research Assignment - final (4,500 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)