Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3028: Intellectual Property

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise coverage may vary, it is anticipated that the following topics will be covered in the order indicated:

 Introduction to the principles of Intellectual Property Law - Outline & Theory 
Copyright Introduction 
Copyright Subsistence 
Copyright Infringement 
Copyright Defences 
Digital Copyright 
Moral Rights 
Confidence Law 

Performance Rights
Copyright Reform 
Patents 1 
Patents 2 
Patents 3 

Patents 4

Patent Attorney 
Trade Marks 1 
Trade Marks 2 
Passing Off 
Free Movement of Goods 
Revision Lecture

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities4623 x 2 hour Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities96 x 1.5 hour Workshops
Guided independent study120Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study35Workshop preparation
Guided independent study80Assessment preparation
Guided independent study 10Formative assessment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).