EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND PRACTICE

LAW5EIP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce students to the concepts and categories of European intellectual property that have attracted international recognition, such as patents, copyrights and trade marks. Students are acquainted with the standards set for national protection in such international conventions as the WTO TRIPs agreement, the 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties, the Berne Convention, the Paris Convention and the Patent Co-operation Treaty. Examining the European law they appreciate how national differences continue to influence the application and enforcement of European intellectual property in such crucial fields as biotechnology, information technology, pharmaceuticals and internationally well-known marks.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMLC or LMGB or LMLGBL or LMLI or LMCL or LMIBL or LML or LMGBL or have permission of Law School.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the most important concepts and categories of intellectual property in Europe.

Activities:
Seminar discussions and problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Determine the applicability and consequences of such application of the categories of intellectual property protection in certain crucial fields.

Activities:
Seminar discussions and problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. o be able to analyse and critique, reflect upon and evaluate the effectiveness of categories of intellectual property and regulatory practices bearing national differences particularly in mind

Activities:
Seminar discussions and problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2017, Week 09-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 10
Five 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participationStudents will be advised in the start of the semester on how this task will be assessed.10 01, 02, 03
2000 word essay.30 01, 02, 03
4000 word essay60 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2017, Week 09-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 10
Five 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participationStudents will be advised in the start of the semester on how this task will be assessed.10 01, 02, 03
2000 word essay.30 01, 02, 03
4000 word essay60 01, 02, 03