Interdisciplinary Elective Course
The legal principles on the protection of international intellectual property form the basis of the values of creativity goods. These also provide the framework for national protection of intellectual property, though adaptations may be necessary taking into account of the different path of economic development in different countries. This course aims to provide basic legal principles of the international intellectual property rights protection at international level, such as the protection under TRIPs and WIPO. In addition, international and regional institutions aiming at protecting intellectual property rights would also be closely examined. Finally, in consideration of the technological innovations, this course will also examine the ways how different government authorities deal with on-line privacy and digital law enforcement.