Summer Session 2017-18 lec > subject pages > intellectual property

The law of intellectual property includes the areas of copyright, design, patents, confidential information, business reputation and trade marks. The course provides a general introduction to intellectual property outlining, for each principal category of protection, how the rights arise, the nature of the rights, ownership and exploitation as well as infringement and remedies.

Throughout the course, key policy issues are considered including the rationale and role of intellectual property law, the overlap between areas of protection, the growing importance of Australia’s obligations under international treaties and the interaction of intellectual property law with other areas such as trade practices law.


Lecture and weekend school timetables, prescribed materials, and assignment information are in the Subject Guide. Assignments and Supplementary Materials (where applicable) can be accessed by current students from the Webcampus.








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