Intellectual Property Law
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.
- Semester 2 - 2015
1. Discuss the broad philosophical underpinnings of intellectual property law
2. Identify from a particular fact situation its general intellectual property implications;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply the law to resolve problems in the area;
4. Demonstrate an ability to research a complex legal question and to deliver timely and accurate advice on that question.
The following topics are covered in the course:
- Introduction to Intellectual Property
- Protection of Confidential Information
- Business Reputation: Passing-off and related actions
- Trade marks
- Enforcement of Rights
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS4011
Presentation: Blog post and presentation
Essay: Research essay
Formal Examination: Final open-book examination
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term