1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BLAWLP-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1a Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1b Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1c Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
1d Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
1e Admission into BLAWS-Bachelor of Laws
1f Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1g Admission into BLLAW-Bachelor of Laws
1h Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1i Admission into BLLAWFP-Bachelor of Laws - City Campus
1j Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus
1k Admission into CLAWBU-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business - City Campus
1l Admission into CLAWIR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science - City Campus
1m Admission into CLAWIT-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Information Technology - City Campus
1n Admission into CLAWAC-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting - City Campus
1o Admission into CLAWCR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology - City Campus
1p Admission into CLAWHIR-B Laws (Hons)/B Intl Relations and Political Science
1q Admission into CLAWHIT-B Laws (Hons)/B Information Technology
1r Admission into CLAWHAC-B Laws (Hons)/B Accounting
1s Admission into CLAWHCR-B Laws (Hons)/B Criminology
1t Admission into CLAWHBU-B Laws (Hons)/B Business
2 18 units of second year LLAW topics
3 Admission into BCA specialisations
3a Admission into BCI specialisations
3b Admission into BDT-Bachelor of Design and Technology
4 36 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t) and 2) or ((3 or 3a or 3b) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
LLAW3106 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic is concerned with the range of rights conferred in relation to innovation and intellectual effort, and in particular with the laws and processes relating to confidential information, copyright, designs, patents, passing off, unfair trading and trade marks.
Educational aims
The topic aims to:

  • provide an overview of the law relating to intellectual property, focussing in particular on the protection of confidentiality, copyright, moral rights, designs, inventions, business reputation and trade marks; and
  • provide an understanding of the social and economic context in which the law operates
  • offer opportunities for the development and practice of the skills of research and written communication
Expected learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the topic, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in:

  • applying the legal provisions that grant intellectual property rights to Australian creators and innovators
  • applying the basic legal principles concerning the recognition, acquisition, interpretation and enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • understanding the social and economic context in which intellectual property law operates in Australia and internationally
  • distinguishing between and applying the various rationales proffered for the granting of property rights in the product of creative, innovative and intellectual effort
  • contributing to scholarly debates on the balancing of the interests of intellectual property owners, creators, and the public
  • critically appraising the intellectual property system
  • clear written communication
  • independent research
  • correct scholarly practices in the areas of citation and referencing