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Intellectual Property Law PG (11459.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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    • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191574) - View

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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 an undergraduate version of the unit.

    Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

    4. Implement 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.


    This unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies or Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies courses.

    Students must have passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G OR 6637 Law and Society G OR 6225 Business Law G.



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    6333 Intellectual Property Law PG

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