Intellectual Property Law A
CML4503F INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW A
Final Level, half course, first 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.
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: Coursework: 20% optional, Exam: 80% or 100%