After the successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • understand the history and comparative roles of the various elements of the international system which deal with intellectual property law
  • analyze international policy issues concerning intellectual property, and the manner in which various international negotiations and institutions deal with these issues
  • understand the interaction between intellectual property law and legal mechanisms on trade, environment, and human rights
  • aware of the jurisprudence and procedure of the application of the WTO dispute settlement to intellectual property disputes.

After the successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • define the purpose and scope of the international legal framework in which trade between nations 
  • identify and understand legal issues in an international trade context; write a coherant piece of advice discussing the legal issues arising in an international trade dispute between member countries

After the successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  •  be familiar with the basic market structure models of monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition and to use game theory to analyze strategies
  • understand the rationale of government regulations and policies, firms responses to them and the consequences
  • understand the rationale of firms’ strategic behaviors: pricing, advertising, and vertical integration.

After the successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 

  • Understand how to negotiate business deals
  • Describe the skills needed for successful negotiation and the stages in the process of negotiation for a mutually beneficial outcome
  • Assess what might be achieved through a business deal and the context within which it could be achieved
  • Assess potential risks associated with the deal and plan contingencies to minimise them
  • Plan solutions to support the deal, should there be a need to give ground, and evaluate which solutions are likely to be most effective.