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Course Name Intellectual Property Law in a Business Context
Course Code LAWB 6888
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

Increasingly intellectual property assets are a key asset used by businesses.  This course will introduce the general structure of intellectual property law systems.  Contrasting common law, statutory, automatic creation and registry systems the course focuses on Canadian intellectual property  including the international character of these important rights. Almost every business has copyright subject matter, confidential information and a trade name or trademarks.  As a result this course will introduce the operation of each of these legal systems including current controversies in the field.  Additional focus is added to introduce patent law and the law of industrial designs and the operation of multilateral treaties in managing patent, trademark, and design applications.  The course includes the key issues arising in seeking to minimize a businesses' exposure to infringement, from the clearance of proposed rights to the use of policies to minimize exposure,  as well  a businesses' enforcement of its own intellectual property rights. 

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Specialization Intellectual Property Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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