Industrial and Intellectual Property Law

Legal Services

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

The aim of this course is to introduce learners to knowledge, ability and critical understanding of regulatory and legislative requirements relating to industrial and Intellectual property laws. This course enables students to appreciate and understand the financial issues faced by an organisation’s management and the activities undertaken by an organisation to have effective financial management. It examines relevant issues including financial strategy, debt and equity management, the key drivers of shareholder value, corporate governance and asset portfolio management.

Course Content


An introduction to Intellectual Property

  • An introduction to intellectual property
  • Impacts of intellectual
  • The international and European framework

Copyright Law

  • What is copyright?
  • Authorship, Ownership, Subsistence
  • Moral and economic rights
  • Database rights
  • Infringement
  • Exceptions and limitation


  • Introduction to trademark
  • Trademark issues
  • Registered trademarks
  • Key features and theoretical underpinnings
  • Absolute Grounds for Refusal and Invalidation


  • Introduction to patents
  • Patentability
  • The power of a patent

Common Law Protection of Intellectual Property

  • Common Law Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Control of information reputation, and intellectual property

Enforcement and Remedies

  • Understanding the copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • The Registered Designs Act, 1949
  • Enforcement
  • Remedies
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Evaluate the underlying rules relating to intellectual property laws

  1. Interpret the term ‘intellectual property’ and explain how the subject matter is protected by intellectual property rights
  2. Identify different types of intellectual property and laws associated with them
  3. Critically analyse the impacts of intellectual property on public interest
  4. Explain issues relating to the breach of confidential information in the intellectual property

2.  Evaluate the associated laws and procedures relating to copyright and trademark

  1. Explain the underlying principles of copyright
  2. Interpret trademark and its various elements to protect words and symbols
  3. Evaluate the forms of copyright laws in the UK, Europe and at international level
  4. Explain the framework of trademark law as operated in the UK, Europe and internationally with reference to Trademark Law Treaty and Community Trademark System
  5. Evaluate limits, enforcement and infringement of copyright and trademark

3.  Analyse the forms of industrial property rights including patents and utility models for inventions, industrial designs, trademarks and geographical indications

  1. Critically analyse the justifications for intellectual property
  2. Provide sanctions for misuse of intellectual property including civil and criminal remedies
  3. Explain law of industrial designs
  4. Explain legal and administrative mode to apply for or to deal with infringement of industrial property rights
  5. Explain the UK law national registered design right and an unregistered design right system
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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