Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


A survey of substantive elements of some areas of intellectual and industrial property law and the current legal frameworks respecting copyright, industrial design, trademarks, patents and plant breeders' rights. Approximately one quarter of the course will be devoted to each of copyright, trademarks and patents. Industrial design and plant breeder's rights laws will be treated only with sufficient details to familiarize students with their scope. Time will be allocated to considering the development of and theory underpinning current Canadian and international intellectual property regimes. An examination of developments and problems caused by internationalization and by new technologies and demands on the law in a post-industrial, digital-age society will be included.

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