LLAW6005 & JDOC6005

General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6005 / JDOC6005
Course name: Hong Kong Intellectual Property Law
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: Second
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits
Cap on student numbers: 100

1.2 Course description

The course will study intellectual property law focussed on Hong Kong intellectual property statutes and common law but considered in the broader context of intellectual property laws worldwide. Copyright, registered trade marks, and the law of passing off will be studied in detail, and students will be engaged as partners in learning and teaching. Previous study or practice in the area of intellectual property would be an advantage but is not required.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Kenny Wong bunny88@hku.hk N/A By email
Course convenor Alice Lee alicelee@hku.hk CCT 607 By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Have a basic understanding of intellectual property laws and their role in the economy.

CLO 2 Apply intellectual property laws to specific legal problems and explain the consequences of certain activities.

CLO 3 Demonstrate and awareness of the role of intellectual property in encouraging and enhancing innovation.

2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link:

LLM – https://course.law.hku.hk/llm-plo/

JD – https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Optional assignment TBC 30% or 0% 1, 2, 3
Take home exam TBC 70% or 100% 1, 2, 3
*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

Learning Activities

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).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/