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Intellectual Property Law A

Convener: Dr Lee-Ann Tong

Course entry requirements: All Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses to have been completed.

Course outline:

This course provides an introduction to the international intellectual property rights system and a focused examination, primarily from a South African perspective, of copyright and patents. The course covers the following: intellectual property law theories and justifications; the international intellectual property law instruments; principles of copyright law; principles of patent law, current issues in copyright and patent law. (The topics will be determined at the start of the course. Examples of issues include access to medicines, freedom of expression and parody, social media, and traditional knowledge.) Students are encouraged to register for Intellectual Property Law B as well, in order to gain a complete understanding of intellectual property law.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: June examination 100%