Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3082: Trade Mark and Patent Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
One essay/assignment plan to be handed in by week 6 of the Spring term1000 words maximum1-10, 13Written individual feedback
Three one hour seminars involving problem solving questions and topics for discussion and debate3 x 1hour seminars1-9, 11-12Verbal feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay602500 words1-9, 12Written feedback
3 x blog postings of 500 words each one to be posted in advance of each workshop on a question related to the seminar20500 words each blog post1-9, 12Oral feedback in workshop
One poster on a topic to be given out 48 hours in advance of submission in the last week of term20One A4 Poster1-9, 12Written feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
EssayEssay (100% 3,500 words)1-9, 12August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

If the module is failed and cannot be condoned the student will submit a 3,500 word essay by the end of the August / September exam period. The mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%)