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Law of Negotiable Instruments, Intellectual Property and Competition - MRL4801

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: This module is for students to gain knowledge, research skills, and applied competence in the law relating to negotiable instruments, methods of payment, intellectual property and competition for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contributions to society. The law of negotiable instruments seeks to introduce the students to the fundamental principles relating to this area of the law and to develop their understanding of other instruments of payment. Students will also be exposed to a number of different methods of payment which are currently used in the commercial world. These include the legal principles applicable to credit cards, travellers' cheques, debit and stop orders, letters of credit, and electronic fund transfers. The section on intellectual property introduces the students to the legal principles for the law of copyright and trademarks. Lastly, students will be exposed to rules governing private competition law.