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Module Code - Title:

LA6112 - International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

The aim of the module is to extend the students knowledge of the various sources and forms of intellectual property (I.P.) rights, their status, the rights attaching to each form of I.P. and the international protections available for these. The students will also gain an understanding of the commercial applications of I.P. rights and the legal issues which arise.


The module will review the different forms of Intellectual Property รป Patent, Trademark and Copyright - and the methods by which rights arise. The limitations of those rights will also be reviewed as well as the constraints arising around the exercise of those rights. Methods of registration of I.P. rights will also be examined, as will the international protections available for I.P. rights. Specialist areas of I.P. such as literary and artistic works, as well as computer programmes, will also be considered, as will the remedies available for breaches of the various types of I.P. rights. Industrial designs and the EC initiatives in I.P. will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: - Identify the different forms of intellectual property on a comparative basis. - Specify the limits surrounding the effective exercise of IP rights across frontiers. - Critique the different forms of protection available for different IP rights across a number of jurisdictions. - Differentiate between legal enforcement and the practice of IP enforcement in a transnational context. - Distinguish between the various mechanisms available internationally to protect IP rights. - Critique the protection of IP rights with a modern technologically advanced global environment.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)


Psychomotor (Physical Skills)


How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

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Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Spring - 09/10

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