INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

LAW2IPL

Not currently offered

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

Learning resources

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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