LAWS6873 - Principles of Intellectual Property


  • 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.


LAWS3480, LAWS3479, LAWS5180, LAWS5179, LAWS6854 and students who have previously completed an equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate unit in intellectual property

Please note: This unit replaced LAWS6873 Intellectual Property: Principles and Context (formerly LAWS6854 Introduction to Intellectual Property)


Semester 2 Intensive
11, 12 & 25, 26 July 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 2 x One Hour In-Class Tests (40% - 20% each)
  • 1 x 4,000 Word Essay (60%)


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

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law