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QLLM333 International Law of Patents and Related Rights (Sem 2)

Module description

20 years ago patents and related rights were considered relatively obscure areas of the law. Since the early 1990s, however, implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) has ensured that the international patent regime has become the focus of a great deal of attention in both developed and developing countries. Students taking the course will acquire detailed knowledge of how the international law of patents has had an impact on specific policy issues such as access to medicines, food security and traditional knowledge.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 Credits

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