INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

LAW2IPL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the conceptual framework of intellectual property law in Australia. Students will examine the theories, policies and principles of intellectual property regulation, including the statutory regimes of copyright, patent and trade mark protection, the tort of passing off, the action for misleading and deceptive conduct and the equitable doctrine of breach of confidence. In addition to examining each discrete area of intellectual property law, students will analyse the interrelationships between these laws, the effect of international standards on domestic regimes and consider topical issues in the field, which may include legal liability for downloading/streaming media, privacy and the regulation of social networking, the patenting of living organisms and the regulation of character merchandising and celebrity endorsements.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM, LAW2CTA, LAW2FPL; Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Laws double degree or LVLGE offered by the School of Law.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntellectual Property: Text and Essential CasesRecommendedRocque Reynolds, Natalie Stoianoff and Alpana Roy, 5th ed, 2015The Federation Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate comprehension of the conceptual framework and key legal doctrines of Australian intellectual property law

Activities:
Online Group Workshop Exercises; Online Take Home Exam; Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

02. Evaluate problems using appropriate legal doctrine in Australian intellectual property law

Activities:
Online Group Workshop Exercises; Online Take Home Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Identify, use and appraise research material relevant to the operation and reform of intellectual property law in Australia

Activities:
Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

04. Critically analyse the historical, social, economic and cultural implications of the protection of intellectual property in Australia

Activities:
Online Group Workshop Exercises; Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word Online Take Home ExamSubmitted/Assessed Online30 01, 02
One 2500 word Research EssaySubmitted/Assessed Online60 01, 03, 04
Online Group Tutorial ExercisesSubmitted/Assessed Online during Workshops10 01, 02, 04