Final Level, half course, second 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 key pillars in intellectual property law, namely trade marks and unlawful competition. It covers the principles of statutory trade mark law and explores various manifestations of unlawful competition, including passing off and the protection of confidential information. It also provides an opportunity for students to explore related topical
issues, such as geographical indications, advertising, and domain names. Students are encouraged to also register for CML4503F Copyright & Patents in order to gain a more comprehensive exposure to intellectual property law.

DP requirements: None

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