LAWS 3032 Intellectual Property
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200637
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Description This unit provides an introduction and overview of the legal principles of intellectual property law, and traces the development of this law in Australia. It is designed as an introductory survey subject for undergraduate law students. Students will be considering the nature of intellectual property, the legal framework which contains it, the ways in which it can be protected and the reasons why it might seem important to our society to uphold intellectual property rights. The modules will cover the four major intellectual property regimes of trademarks, copyright, designs, and patents as well as issues relating to traditional knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 2003
- Examine the fundamental principles of intellectual property law.
- Examine the current policy debates and law reform issues in intellectual property law.
- Apply principles of intellectual property law to complex factual circumstances or problems.
- Communicate fundamental legal intellectual property advice creatively and accurately.
Issues in relation to traditional knowledge for Indigenous Communities
Current developments and selected policy and/or international issues
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Class Participation||Weekly participation||10||N||Individual|
|Creative project||One page||15||N||Individual|
|Final Exam (Take home)||Online: 2,000 words||45||N||Individual|
- Sam Ricketson, Megan Richardson, Mark Davison, & Vicki Huang, Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary (6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2020)
2022 Semester 2
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