law5aip australian intellectual property law




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the regulatory and legal framework of intellectual property law in Australia. Students will analyse the doctrines, principles and policies of intellectual property regulation, including the discrete areas of copyright, patent, design and trade mark laws. Students will also examine the concepts and theories of protecting intellectual property as well as the political, cultural and economic context of the reform of intellectual property laws in Australia.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into: LMJD - Juris Doctor LMLGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LML - Master of Laws LMCL - Master of Commercial Law LMLAW - Master of Laws; LMLE Or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingsrecommended reading will be availabe on the subject LMSRecommendedVariousvarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of the regulatory and legislative framework of Australian intellectual property law

Online Group Exercises Research Assignment

02. Demonstrate expert skills in identifying, using and appraising research material relevant to the operation and reform of intellectual property law in Australia

Online Group Exercises Research Assignment

03. Critically examine the legal, regulatory, ethical and economic implications of intellectual property law and its reform in Australia

Online Group Exercises Research Assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Online Group Exercises (750 words equivalent)Submitted/Assessed Online1501, 03
One 4,000 word Research AssignmentSubmitted/Assessed Online5501, 02, 03
One 1250 word Online Take Home ExamSubmitted/Assessed Online3001