Undergraduate Course: Intellectual Property (LAWS10087)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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|| Spaces on this course are allocated as part of the Law Honours Course Allocation process. Places are generally only available to students who must take Law courses. To request a space on this course, please email Law.UGO@ed.ac.uk
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (including Erasmus students on a Law-specific Exchange). Exchange students outside of Law and independent study abroad students are not eligible to enrol in this course, with no exceptions.
**Please note that 3rd year Law courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.**
Priority will be given to students studying on exchange within the Law department, and it is highly unlikely that there will be additional spaces for general exchange students & independent study abroad students to enrol; we will look into this on a case-by-case basis in September/January. Visiting students are advised to bear in mind that enrolment in specific courses can never be guaranteed, and you may need to be flexible in finding alternatives in case your preferred courses have no available space.
These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 38,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay and written Exam
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
| 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 Tracy Noden
Tel: (0131 6)50 2053