PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF IP
2014/2015, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4192 ( 4 ) / LL5192 ( 4 ) / LL6192 ( 4 )
This course will address the public and private international law issues that arise in relation to the protection of intellectual property rights globally. After a summary of basic intellectual property principles, the course discusses the sources of international intellectual property law, including the principal IP treaties and the general architecture of the international IP system, and compares the development of international law in this area through treaty-making and other international initiatives as well as through private litigation. We next examine the tension between the territoriality of intellectual property rights and the global scope of intellectual property exploitation, and see how this clash plays out in the key areas of private international law, including the law on personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, choice of law, remedies and recognition and enforcement of judgments.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar
Intensive: Wk 4 to 6; Dates: 3-17 Feb 2015] * 2 make-up sessions for 19 & 20 Feb [Wed, 4 Feb & 11 Feb (2.30 - 5.30pm]. No Seminar on 17 Feb - rescheduled to 13 Feb (6.30 - 9.30pm).
Mode of Assessment:
Class Participation - 20% & 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 20 March 2015 (1pm); Due: Fri, 20 March 2015 (7pm)]