Intellectual Property Law

Description

The aim of this programme is to enable legal practitioners and other interested persons to gain some in-depth knowledge of intellectual property law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and globally. It will do so by introducing them to topics such as patent law, copyright law, trademark law, international intellectual property law, international trade law, competition law, intellectual property law and trade and the management of intellectual property assets.

Course of Study

Candidates for the UWI LLM Degree in Intellectual Property Law must complete thirty- six (36) credit hours of a course of study comprising six (6) courses of six (6) credits each. With the permission of the Faculty, candidates may substitute a Research Paper on a topic on Intellectual Property for one six (6) credit course.

The Research Paper must be completed at the end of the semester following the candidate’s second semester or teaching session whether or not the candidate has completed final written examinations for his or her courses.

Candidates registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law must complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of the designated course of study.

Candidates in the UWI LLM in Intellectual Property Law must select at least four (4) courses, each worth six (6) credits, from the following list of courses:

  • LAW 6XXX The Management of Intellectual Property Assets
  • LAW 6XXX International Trade and Intellectual Property Law
  • LAW 6XXX Trade Mark Law (The Protection of Marketing Assets)
  • LAW 6XXX Patent Law (The Protection of Technology Assets)
  • LAW 6XXX International Intellectual Property Law
  • LAW 6XXX Copyright Law (The Protection of Creative Assets)

A candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law must have completed a minimum of 3 courses from the above list of courses.

For their remaining credits, candidates in the UWI LLM in Intellectual Property Law may select any two (2) courses offered in the UWI LLM programme.

For their remaining credits, candidates in the Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law may select any course offered in the UWI LLM programme.

The coursework component of all programmes must be completed within four semesters of the commencement of the programme by the student.

Students must apply for approval to register in Law 6900 Research Paper before the end of the second semester or teaching session from the commencement of the programme by the student.