Available in 2017
Course code

LAWS5015

Units

10 units

Level

5000 level

Course handbook

Description

The course 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 passing-off.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Winter - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the main legal principles and rules that apply to different areas of intellectual property law in Australia;

2. Apply the key areas of intellectual property law that govern individuals and businesses to develop solutions to practical problems;

3. Critically discuss 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.

4. Explain in a written and oral form intellectual property concepts and problems underlying them to lay audiences.


Content

The following topics are covered in the course:

  1. Introduction to Intellectual Property
  2. Copyright
  3. Designs
  4. Patents
  5. Trade marks
  6. Passing off
  7. Other Intellectual Property Rights

Requisite

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.


Assumed knowledge

LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS4011


Assessment items

Quiz: Online quizzes

Participation: In class group exercises

Written Assignment: Group Task

In Term Test: Final take home assignment