Principles of Intellectual Property (LAWS6873)


This introductory unit is designed for students who have not previously undertaken any formal study of Intellectual Property. The unit will cover the fundamentals of law and theory in the main areas of contemporary intellectual Property: copyright, patents and trademarks.

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Further unit of study information


Jul 1, 2 & 22, 23 (9-5)


1hr in-class tests (2x20%) and 4000wd essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


LAWS6854 or LAWS3480 or LAWS3479 or LAWS5180 or LAWS5179

Additional Information

This unit replaced LAWS6873 Intellectual Property: Principles and Context (formerly LAWS6854 Introduction to Intellectual Property). Students who have previously completed an equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate unit in intellectual property.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.