General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||PRC Intellectual Property Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLB Programme|
|Designated research course:||Not applicable|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Course offered to non-law students:||No|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
|Cap on student numbers:||30|
1.2 Course description
Intellectual property (IP) protection in China has drawn world-wide attention since China opened its door for economic and social reforms. The rampant piracy and counterfeiting activities have made IP protection a primary concern for many multinational companies to do business in China. On the other hand, IP is largely seen as crucial to economic, social and cultural development in the knowledge age. Against this backdrop, many IP experts and policymakers have been debating about the ways in which IP can be used as a tool for transforming China into a knowledge-intensive economy.
This course deals primarily with the legal protection of copyrights, patents and trademarks in China. It focuses on the basic legal principles and rules concerning the protection of these three core forms of IP rights. Each area of study will be followed by an examination of the cutting-edge issues at the frontier of IP and technological development. For example, we will study the topics of copyright protection and digital technology, which primarily include the right of making available to the public, digital compilations of data, legal protection of the technological measures used by copyright holders. Moreover, we will closely examine a series of major cases to understand the latest developments in the judicial application of IP laws. Most of these cases involve multinational companies such as Ferrari, Google, Louis Vuitton, Pfizer and Starbucks.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenors||Haochen Sunemail@example.com||CCT 307||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Be familiar with the basic principles and rules of intellectual property protection in China.
CLO 2 Be able to understand the provisions in the intellectual property statutes we will cover in the lectures.
CLO 3 Be able to apply the principles and rules in PRC intellectual property law to handle intellectual property case.
CLO 4 Be competent in thinking critically and reflectively about the major predicaments of improving intellectual property in China.
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|
|Class participation||N/A||10%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Three case commentaries and one research essay||TBC||90%||1||1, 2, 3, 4|
|*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 course 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 course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||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/