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Undergraduate Course: Intellectual Property (LAWS10087)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe law of intellectual property, copyright, patents, designs, trade marks, passing off, confidential information and other forms of intellectual property; international and European Community aspects; and issues in the law of intellectual property.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  29
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralSeminar1-27 11:10 - 13:00
First Class Week 1, Friday, 11:10 - 13:00, Zone: Central. Lorimer Room, Old College
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The aims of this course are:

ĚTo develop the analytical and critical skills of students by detailed examination of the relevant legislation, cases, treaties and other legal instruments governing intellectual property law in the UK, Europe and beyond;
ĚTo foster critical understanding and evaluation of areas of controversy within this area of law;
ĚTo instil in students an ability to criticise constructively current laws and to suggest and evaluate possible reforms;
ĚTo develop the written and oral skills of students through class discussion and written assessments.

By the end of this course students should be able:

ĚTo identify the current law in the United Kingdom and Europe as it relates to intellectual property;
ĚTo differentiate between the approaches of the UK, Europe and other legal systems towards the protection of intellectual property;
ĚTo comment critically on the current state of the law in these systems;
ĚTo identify the problems currently beleaguering the said systems in the field;
ĚTo propose viable alternative means by which the problems could be circumvented.
Assessment Information
Essay and written Exam
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Smita Kheria
Tel:
Email: smita.kheria@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 2056
Email: Krystal.Hanley@ed.ac.uk
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