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Credit Units: 4

Lecturer: Associate Professor NWELE J Obasi, PhD Fin Mgt; PhD Law (iv), Email Id: n.obasi@legacyuniversitygm.org, College of Arts, Law, Administration  & Management Sciences, Department of Law, Policy & Strategic Studies

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

At the end of the course, Students should be able to: Understand the basics of:  The policies that regulate intellectual property protection.  importance of intellectual property valuation and protectionintellectual property in organisational perspective  role of bodies that regulate intellectual property protection.  Legal and institutional frameworks in intellectual property;

Precedent and analogy in legal reasoning, precedents as laying down rules, precedents as the application of underlying principle, precedents as decisions on the balance of reasons. the justifications for precedent, law-making, analogy, principles, reasons, justification for analogical reasoning.

This course includes the following lecture themes:

  1. The policies that regulate intellectual property protection.
  2. importance of intellectual property valuation and protection.
  3. intellectual property in organisational perspective
  4. role of bodies that regulate intellectual property protection
  5. legal and institutional frameworks in intellectual property
  6. Regulatory conflicts and lacunae
  7. Challenge of Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 
  8. Intellectual property protection and the public interest 
  9. Compulsory licensing, etc.

Methods of Instruction:

    1. Lecture
    2. Tutorials
  • Term Paper/Assignment
  •  Test

Methods of Course Assessment:

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Criteria Marks

Class work & Test   20

Term Paper/Assignment             10

Semester Examination   70

Total   100

Pre-requisite courses:

Cases and Presentations

Co-requisite course(s):

None

Recommended Reference Materials:

Textbooks

Intellectual Property Law Class Notes 2020  By Associate Professor NWELE J Obasi, PhD Fin Mgt; PhD Law (iv), as given to all class members

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Law of Intellectual Property Textbook:  Principles of Intellectual Property Law by Catherine Colston LLB, LLM (1999); Lecturer in Law, University of Buckingham; Cavendish Publishing Limited, London – Sydney.

Journals

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford www.law.ox.ac.uk/oscola

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