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The School of Law established in 1872 is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country and has a long-standing international reputation as a distinguished centre of research at the forefront of innovative teaching and scholarship.

As the only provider in the North we offer an exciting programme which is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of intellectual property law and practice.

The programme will be attractive to students with an interest in the practical and policy effects of intellectual property law. It is appropriate for students who may wish to continue with further study or enter the legal profession, public service or industry.

On completion of the programme successful students enrolled will be able to:

Appreciate substantive intellectual property law in its UK, European and international context;
Understand the way in which policies affect the law;
Develop skills and knowledge which can usefully be applied in further study;
Understand the internal law and policies concerned with security and protecting intellectual property in the global market place;
Appreciate the international legal relations concerned with the protection of intellectual property.

Successful students will be able to gain exception from all CIPA Foundation Papers and thus progress to a more advanced state of training associated with their particular profession.

Modules include:

  • Patent Law & Policy
  • Copyright Law & Policy
  • Trade Mark Law & Policy
  • Unfair Competition Law
  • Industrial Design Law
  • International Aspects of IP Law

Students will follow a fixed course of study for two days a week over one academic year. Prior to the teaching and delivery of these course units, all students will attend a full week (eleven lectures, each of two hours duration) of ‘foundation lectures’, to provide an introduction to general legal framework principles.

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