Intellectual property law is an area that has become increasingly important both in Singapore and the international community. This course seeks to introduce some of the basic principles of intellectual property law. Students will study concepts such as "patentability", "infringement", "confidentiality", "originality", "registrability of trade marks" and "parallel imports". The course also briefly examines the remedies available for enforcement of intellectual property rights. It will introduce some of the main international intellectual property conventions, e.g. the Paris Convention, Patent Co-operation Treaty, Berne Convention and TRIPS Agreement. It will also analyse some matters of current interest, e.g. computer programs and cloning.