Trade and Intellectual Property Rights


Dr. Enrico BONADIO
City University London


The aim of this module is to provide students with an ability to critically analyse the rationale, substantive content, evolution and development of IP law and policy at a global level. The focus will be on the history, concepts and rationale behind the leading forms of intellectual property, as regulated by several international provisions after (sometimes harsh) negotiations between a variety of different countries.

By the end of this module students should be able to understand the rationale and substantive content of IP law and policy at a global level and demonstrate enhanced skills of critical analysis and communication in constrained circumstances.
Teaching and learning strategies methods
Lectures will provide the main tool for developing students’ understanding of the subject. Several case studies will then provide a vehicle for further stimulating students’ interest. In these sessions students will be encouraged to interact with the lecturer, making use of relevant examples, new developments and current research. No previous specific knowledge of the subject is required.