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. Understand the main legal principles and rules that apply to different areas of intellectual property law in Australia;
2. Explain in a rigorous written and oral form the different targets and methods of intellectual property regulation to both specialist and lay audiences;
3. Apply the key areas of intellectual property law that govern individuals and businesses to develop solutions to practical problems;
4. Research and critically evaluate the applicability and suitability of different regulatory options in the area of intellectual property law, keeping in mind various competing interests that arise in a knowledge society.
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: Video presentation
Written Assignment: Policy brief
Written Assignment: Final take-home assignment
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term