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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Jul 11, 12 & 25, 26 (9-5)


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


Andrew Stewart, Philip Griffith, Judith Bannister and Adam Liberman, Intellectual Property in Australia, 5th ed., LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014

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LAWS3479, LAWS6854, LAWS3480, LAWS5180, LAWS5179

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