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Intellectual Property Law (11288.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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This unit introduces students to intellectual property law principles, concepts and practices. It centres on the dynamic fields of copyright, trade mark, and patent law, with particular emphasis on the way in which intellectual property rights are regulated in the digital environment and global economy. The unit includes consideration of intellectual property law in relation to unfair competition, consumer protection, publicity rights and Indigenous culture.

This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the role and nature of intellectual property law as essential and evolving areas of Australian law (including development of that law in response to technological change);

2. Explain the exercise of rights in this field, including assignment of rights, licences, employment undertakings and other undertakings affecting such rights;

3. Explain the essential principles governing application of intellectual property law within a national and international context; and

4. Apply legal communication, research and analysis skills to intellectual property principles and practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour problem-based learning activity on campus per week.


Students must have passed 36 credit points of study including one of the following: 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice OR 11257 Law and Society OR 11220 Business Law.



Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

7035 Intellectual Property Law

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