Final Level, half course, first semester, two lectures per week.
9 NQF credits at NQF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor L-A Tong

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

Course outline:
This course provides an introduction to two of the main intellectual property rights, namely copyright and patents. This is done primarily from a South African perspective. In addition to covering the principles of copyright and patent law, the course provides an opportunity for students to explore topical issues related to these intellectual property rights. The effect of intellectual property rights on access to medicines and educational materials, and the protection of traditional knowledge, are examples of such issues. Students are encouraged to also register for CML4504S Trade Marks & Unlawful Competition in order to gain a more comprehensive exposure to
intellectual property law.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework: 40%, 60% capstone assignment/examination