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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3071

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105340

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course is to promote understanding of the scope, rationale and application of intellectual property law in Australia and internationally. The course critically examines the legal, social and economic arguments underpinning the legal framework for the protection of intellectual property and considers whether the law as applied by practitioners in the field is meeting its policy objectives.

Course content

  • the scope and rationale of intellectual property law
  • Copyright and further rights of authors
  • The registered design system
  • Trademarks, passing off and related actions
  • Patents
  • Trade secrets and confidential information
  • International law governing the protection of intellectual property

Textbook(s)

Stewart A, Van Caenegem W, and Bannister J 2017, Intellectual Property in Australia, 6th, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood, N.S.W.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1009 Contracts B
Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MBMC LAWS 1018 Business Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 4 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Presentation n/a 30% 15 minutes
Problem solving exercise 3000 words 70% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Presentation n/a 30% 15 minutes
Problem solving exercise 3000 words 70% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Presentation n/a 30% 15 minutes
Problem solving exercise 3000 words 70% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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