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Course Name Protection of Intangible Business Interests
Course Code LAWL 6752
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Anti-requisites: LAW 6752P - Protection of Intangible Business Interests
Course Description

Not all intangible business interests can be protected using traditional, statutory trade-mark law, copyright law and patent law. Due to the inherent limitations of these laws, both courts and legislatures have developed alternative approaches to protecting certain kinds of intangible business interests that otherwise would not be protected. For example, information is valuable on its own. How can it be protected? The law of trade secrets and breach of confidence has been developed largely by the courts, as have such actions as unlawful interference with economic relations, inducing breach of contract, conspiracy to injure, trade libel and other torts that seek to redress unfair competition and the misappropriation of intangible assets. These mechanisms and their theoretical underpinnings will be examined.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

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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