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Undergraduate Course: Intellectual Property (LAWS10087)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIntel Prop
Contacts
Course organiserDr 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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