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Law of Intellectual Property (A)
Last Updated Date:   29 October 2021


8 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
Students will first be provided with an overview of what the various intellectual property (IP) rights in Singapore are. Thereafter, this module will launch into the specifics of the main IP rights including copyright, patents and trade marks. For each of these IP rights, selected issues relating to their subsistence (how does it arise; is registration needed; what are the registration criteria) and infringement (what exclusive rights the IP owner has; what defences are available) will be examined very closely. Students will also be encouraged to explore the inter-relationship between these IP rights on specific issues.

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Course Convenor: Prof Ng-Loy Wee Loon

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4405A / LL5405A / LC5405A / LL6405A / LLJ5405A

Contact Hours: Two, 3 hr weekly seminars

Workload: 6 hours (Seminar/Lectures/Tutorial) per week + 5 hrs of preparation time per week

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 10%; & Written Test/Assignment [Due: Week 5] - 30%; Final Exam - 60% for LL4405A; LL5405A & LC5405A [2.5Hr (9am -11.30am) Remote exam via LumiNUS Files (with Zoom proctoring)]

Preclusions: Not opened to students who have taken or are taking: (1) Foundations in IP Law [LL4070/LL5070/LC5070/LL6070; LL4070V/LL5070V/LC5070V/LL6070V]; (2) Law of Intellectual Property [LL4405B/LL5405B/LC5405B/LL6405B] or its equivalent. Student who have done GCIP are precluded.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021 (AM)

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