Undergraduate Course: Intellectual Property (LAWS10087)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Smita Kheria
|Course secretary||Ms Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 2056