Module code: LLBP 3015
Intellectual Property is concerned with all aspects of creativity and intellectual effort. How can creators and inventors protect themselves against the freeloaders who would steal their ideas?
It is now regarded by companies as crucial to their commercial success. How can ideas be turned into money?
It is of vital importance to those involved in most businesses, such as:
The module explores the major tensions of commercial policy - exclusive rights exploitation versus monopoly; balancing the interests of users (all of us!), the consumers and the producers of information.
The module is centred in the 4 "great" statutory types of IP: Patents, Copyright, Design Rights and Trade Marks whilst also looking at contemporary issues such as the enforcement of such rights.
Contact hours per student per year
Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books
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