Core Module Information
Module title: Intellectual Property Law

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW09135
Module leader: Valerio Torti
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The proposed IP Law module, which is going to be reintroduced in the LLP Programme, explores the means by which the products of human intellectual efforts are recognized as protectable subject matter and how such protection works. Specifically, the module aims at providing the students with an understanding of those areas of the law focusing inter alia on patents, trade marks, industrial design and copyright. Given the role of intellectual property as one of the foundations of the modern economy, and considering its impact in a wide variety of our daily activities, the students will highly benefit from the acquisition of knowledge about key IP law principles and policy issues. From this perspective, therefore, the offer of such a module will contribute to the TBS’s mission of developing graduates highly valued by employers and capable to understand and promote innovation-driven business.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 critically examine and analyse the legal provisions and underlying rationale of Intellectual Property law.
LO2 demonstrate an understanding of the main challenges facing aspects of Intellectual Property law
LO3 demonstrate an ability to apply the substantive law provisions to a range of complex legal problems
LO4 analyse and understand information from both primary and secondary legal sources

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Valerio Torti
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2.4 10 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Intellectual Property Law