Intellectual Property Law (V&E)

Module code: M3076VE
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

The module aims to introduce students to the principles of intellectual property law and its philosophical and economic justifications, but it will also encourage in-depth analysis of particular issues in the law and policy of intellectual property. The focus of the module will be on UK law and policy, however reference will be made to EU and international law where relevant. The module covers aspects of the law from the following list: copyright, unregistered and registered trade marks, confidential information and patents.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand and explain the main principles of the specific areas of Intellectual Property Law covered.
  • Apply the knowledge and understanding gained to develop reasoned arguments on controversial aspects of the law.
  • Undertake effective independent research on a topic using library resources.
  • Identify and explain a range of contemporary issues in intellectual property law.
  • Analyse, critique and evaluate the law and the policies which shape those laws.