INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

LAW2IPL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the conceptual framework of intellectual property law. Students will examine the theories, policies and principles of intellectual property regulation in Australia, 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 and consider topical issues in the field, which may include legal liability for media downloading/streaming, 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 and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT) and (LAW2FPL or LAW2PRP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntellectual Property: Cases, Materials and CommentaryPrescribedRicketson, Richardson & Davison, 5th ed, 2013LEXISNEXIS BUTTERWORTHS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Online Group Tutorial Exercises; Online Take Home Exam; Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Online Group Tutorial Exercises; Online Take Home Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Online Group Tutorial Exercises; Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
Six 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1250 word Online Take Home ExamSubmitted/Assessed Online30 01, 02
One 2750 word Research EssaySubmitted/Assessed Online55 01, 03, 04
Online Group Tutorial ExercisesSubmitted/Assessed Online in Tutorials15 01, 02, 04