Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3082: Trade Mark and Patent Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary, it is envisaged that the course will include some of the following topics:-

1. International, European and domestic regulation of trademarks and patents.

2. Patents 1

3. Patents 2

4. Patents 3

5. Patent Attorney

6. Trade Marks 1

7. Trade Marks 2

8. Passing Off

9. Free Movement of Goods

10. IP in Practice - guest

11. 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 activity22ILOs 1-12 will be achieved through 11 x 2 hour lectures which are lecturer led or delivered by an invited speaker when appropriate and;
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity3Seminars which will encourage you to be an active participant in understanding how trademark and patent law is applied.
Guided independent study22Preparation for lectures from a handout provided in advance;
Guided independent study24Preparation for workshops using material provided in a handout;
Guided independent study30Preparation of formative assessment; research and
Guided independent study49Preparation for writing summative assessment and preparation of three assessed blog entries of 500 words each to be posted to the course blog one in advance of each workshop; and preparation of assessed poster to be handed in one week after the end nof the term

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/