Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM139: Copyright and Trade Mark Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Karen Walsh (Lecturer)

Dr James Griffin (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


In this module, you will examine the legal rules and principles involved in Copyright Law and Trade Mark Law. In addition to analysing these substantive laws, you will also consider the theoretical rationale behind them, as well as contemporary issues. For example, the rise of peer to peer file sharing in copyright law, and the impact of plain packaging in trade mark law. By drawing on a number of legal and non-legal materials you will explore the complex social, economic and political context in which the copyright and trade mark regulatory systems operate. The module requires a sound understanding of the principles of the legal system. There are no specific pre-requisite modules that need to be undertaken.

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