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Intellectual Property Law B


(not offered in 2018) Final Level, half course, second semester, two lectures per week.

9 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor L-A Tong

Course entry requirements: All Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses to have been completed.  Co-registration with CML4503F Intellectual Property Law A. Students may do this course if they have completed Intellectual Property A in the first semester

Course outline:

This course, combined with Intellectual Property Law A, provides a complete overview of the main pillars of intellectual property law. The topics include: unlawful competition in South Africa (including passing off, trade secrets, misappropriation of a rival’s performance); principles of trade mark law in South Africa; Geographical Indications; issues related to trademarks (for example the Advertising Standards Authority, domain names).

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework: 20% optional, Exam: 80% or 100%