General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Issues in Intellectual Property Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Specialization:||Commercial, corporate and financial law|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
|Cap on student numbers:||100 (priority to final year students)|
1.2 Course description
This course aims at equipping students for intellectual property (“IP”) practice and takes a practical approach to the study of IP, which is collective term for different areas of law that protect creations of the mind such as copyright, trade marks, patents and trade secrets. We will cover the most important topics with emphasis on copyright and trade marks, including the statutory protection for registered trade marks as well as the law of passing off for protection of registered and unregistered marks. Students will share their knowledge, identify IP issues in everyday life, and solve real-life problems.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Kenny Wongemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
|Course convenor||Alice Leefirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 607||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Articulate and evaluate the key areas of law relating to intellectual property rights.
CLO 2 Analyze and apply the major legislative provisions and cases relevant to intellectual property rights in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions such as UK and Europe, where appropriate.
CLO 3 Identify and advise on intellectual property issues in everyday life.
CLO 4 Conduct independent research in relation to intellectual property protection.
CLO 5 Discern emerging intellectual property trends and problems, both local and worldwide, and suggest possible reforms or solutions.
CLO 6 Evaluate your suitability for intellectual property practice and vice versa.
CLO 7 Enhance your communication, research, presentation and problem-solving skills which will be relevant to your career and lifelong learning.
2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/llb-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Original exploration||TBC||30%||5||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Final take home exam||Optional assignment due: 14 Mar 2023||70%||1, 5||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by the convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by the convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Course outlines and reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/