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QLLM335 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and Design (Sem 1)

Module description

Intellectual property management of fashion and design industries has grown immensely in importance over recent years. This interdisciplinary course considers the application of intellectual property law in the fashion and design industries, with particular regard to business sociology and knowledge management, art history and fashion theory, and economic and cultural aspects. The course analyses critically the social, political and legal aspects of the fashion and design industries, and equips students with the skills to identify and manage intellectual property in a commercial context. Students will consider copyright and design law in particular, as well as trademarks, branding and related intellectual property rights, together with broader management and policy aspects of the design industries and the interaction with the law, including the ability to analyse the practices of collaboration, transformation and the process of design, the commercialisation of design and theoretical approaches to management and legal development in these areas.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 Credits

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