Intellectual Property Dissertation Topics
Intellectual property covers trademark, patents and copyright, together with other ancillary rights. Trademark dissertations can included the absolute grounds for refusal of registration under section 3 of the Trade Marks Act, the Trade Marks directive, relative grounds for refusal of registering under section 5 of the Trade Marks Act, infringement of trademarks such as the use of similar or identical marks, invalidity, revocation, incensing and assignments of trademarks. Copyright includes the authorship, ownership and duration of copyright, copyright in film and sound recordings, literary, dramatic musical or artistic works, computers and copyright infringement, the need for originality, copyright and databases, works of architecture, adaptations, parallel imports, EC competition and copyright law, and primary and secondary infringement of copyrighted works. As you can see there are many topics that you could cover in your law dissertation, and here are suggestions of some of them.
- The economical impact of intellectual property rights.
- How is intellectual property protected on the Internet
- Passing off and trademark law – Do they provide adequate protection in the UK?
- Is the UK creating a right of confidence?
- Innovation and the patent system. Can the current, overly stringent patent system still be an incentive for innovation?