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LS502L: INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERY: FRAMEWORK & CHALLENGES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 14 Aug 2020 15:00


Course Overview

Students will explore the diverse elements of law which constitue international intellectual property law.  We will consider the historical development of international intellectual property rightds, framework of international treateis and organisation, copyright (with a particular focus on new developments in the digital age), geographical indications, patents and designs.  Throughout the course, the challenge is to identify conflicts and synergies, and areas for future development, through regard to cases, scholarship, and the activities of policy makers and activists. Assesment is by an essay, an individual presentation adn discussion board submissions. Description:  The course considers key issues relating to international intellectual property law which may vary from year to year consistent with the legal and social evolution of the fields; the course will explore copyrightt, georgraphical indiciations, patents, designs, and their relationship with regional and international treateis and international organisation; keyu themes will be drawn together in a practical presentation session.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Titilayo Adebola

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course considers key issues relating to international intellectual property law which may vary from year to year consistent with the legal and social evolution of the field; the course will explore copyright, patents, designs, their relationship with regional and international treaties and international organisations; key themes will be drawn together in a practical presentation session.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Discussion Board participation and quality of submission (20%)

Research Project and presentation (20%)

4000 words essay (60%)

 

Resit: online exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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