Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
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
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) 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

This 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
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply the legal provisions that grant intellectual property rights to Australian creators and innovators
  2. Apply the basic legal principles concerning the recognition, acquisition, interpretation and enforcement of intellectual property rights
  3. Understand the social and economic context in which intellectual property law operates in Australia and internationally
  4. Distinguish between and applying the various rationales proffered for the granting of property rights in the product of creative, innovative and intellectual effort
  5. Contribute to scholarly debates on the balancing of the interests of intellectual property owners, creators, and the public
  6. Critically appraise the intellectual property system
  7. Demonstrate clear written communication
  8. Undertake independent research
  9. Apply correct scholarly practices in the areas of citation and referencing