Intellectual Property Law

Course code LAWS5015Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.

Introduces students to the laws governing the existence, ownership, use and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including copyright, designs, patents, and trademarks, as well as the law of breach of confidence, passing-off and deceptive and misleading conduct.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of the course students should be able to:
-discuss the broad philosophical underpinnings of intellectual property law;
-identify from a particular fact situation its general intellectual property implications;
-demonstrate an understanding of how to apply the law to resolve problems in the area;
-demonstrate an ability to research a complex legal question and to deliver timely and accurate advice on that question.
ContentThe following topics are covered in the course:
1 Introduction to Intellectual Property
2 Copyright
3 Designs
4 Protection of Confidential Information
5 Patents
6 Business Reputation: Passing-off and related actions
7 Trade marks
8 Enforcement of Rights
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS4011
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Examination: Open Book3 hour open book examination
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch Essay
Group/tutorial participation and contributionClass Participation
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LAWS5015