INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesOnline Group Workshop Exercises; Online Take Home Exam; Research Essay
PrerequisitesLAW1LIM AND LAW2CTA AND LAW2FPL
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Intellectual Property: Text and Essential Cases
AuthorRocque Reynolds, Natalie Stoianoff and Alpana Roy
PublisherThe Federation Press
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
One 1500 word online take-home exam. Submitted/Assessed Online.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2|
One 2500 word research essay. Submitted/Assessed Online.
|Assignment||Individual||No||60||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
Online group tutorial exercises. Submitted/Assessed Online during workshops.
|Other||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|