Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM139: Copyright and Trade Mark Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Copyright Subsistence
  • Copyright Infringement & Defences
  • Digital Copyright
  • Moral Rights
  • Trade mark Registration & Absolute Grounds for Refusal
  • Trade mark Registration & Relative Grounds for Refusal
  • Trade mark Infringement & Defences
  • Contemporary Issues in Trade mark Law

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 activities3311 x 3 hour seminars
Guided independent study167Individual reading and lecture preparation (ELE study), further independent research, reading and wider contextual study
Guided independent study50Seminar preparation
Guided independent study50Formative and summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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

IP Journals:

  • European Intellectual Property Law Review (EIPR)
  • International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC)
  • Intellectual Property Quarterly (IPQ)
  • Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP)