LAW-20047 - Controversies in intellectual property law
Coordinator: Mark R Eccleston-Turner Tel: +44 1782 7 33812
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

This module aims to introduce students to the notion of intellectual property: the theories underpinning its existence; the international IP system; and the rights it guarantees, in conjunction with critically examining the impact these rights can have on delivering social goods in developing (and increasingly developed) countries.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

discuss intellectual property rights and the global context in which they exist.: 1
critically engage with the impact intellectual property rights have on social goods.: 1
engage with topical debates and events related to intellectual property rights in the global context.: 1
discuss patents, copyright, and trademarks, and the rights which they confer.: 1

Study hours

12 x 2 hour workshops = 24 hours
Seminar preparation = 30 hours
Private study = 46 hours
Essay research and writing = 50 hours
TOTAL = 150 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
3,000 word report
Students will produce a report on the impact of proposed changes to a (fictional) intellectual property (IP) system in a (fictional) developing country. The current IP legislation, and the proposed amendments will be placed on the KLE. Students will be required to critically analyse the proposed changes.