Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM139: Copyright and Trade Mark Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year to reflect current developments in the area it is envisaged that it will cover the following topics:

  1. Copyright Introduction
  2. Copyright Subsistence
  3. Copyright Infringement & Defences
  4. Digital Copyright
  5. Moral Rights
  6. Consolidation Week
  7. Trade mark Introduction
  8. Trade mark Registration & Absolute Grounds for Refusal
  9. Trade mark Registration & Relative Grounds for Refusal
  10. Trade mark Infringement & Defences
  11. 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 Activities3311x3 hour seminars
Guided independent study267Guided independent study - this includes, for example, set reading for classes, preparation for student presentations, and revision for examinations.

Online Resources

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

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