In the move to our new system and website, we are encountering some technical issues.
We are working hard to fix these and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction and Overview of Intellectual Property
    • Patents
    • Trade Marks
    • Passing off
    • Confidential Information
    • Copyright
    • Designs; Copyright/Designs overlap
    • International aspects of IP
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the procedural rules of intellectual property law
  2. critically evaluate the area of intellectual property law and identify areas of reform particularly in relation to business and consumer concerns
  3. analyse and research complex problems relating to intellectual property law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
  4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to intellectual property law and generate appropriate responses.
  • Assignment 1 - Research Paper (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines areas of Intellectual Property, including copyright, patents, designs, trade marks, confidential information and passing off. The operation of Australian law is examined and then studied in the context of the international intellectual property framework. The role of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are examined.

Related degrees