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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Explores contemporary topics of interest, debate and policy development within intellectual property law, with a focus on the core IP rights such as copyright and patents. The unit will also canvass issues of practical and commercial application that resonate with these core IP rights, and consider wider implications.

Unit content

Topic 1: Copyright and related rights

Topic 2: Patents

Topic 3: Rights of attribution (trade marks, passing off, geographical indications)

Topic 4: IP transactions

Topic 5: Franchising and IP

Topic 6: Emerging issues in IP

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse the principles and concepts of core intellectual property rights
2 apply intellectual property principles to transactional contexts
3 interpret and critique emerging trends in intellectual property law
4 integrate and solve IP issues and reflect on their implication(s)

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the principles and concepts of core intellectual property rights
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. apply intellectual property principles to transactional contexts
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. interpret and critique emerging trends in intellectual property law
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  4. integrate and solve IP issues and reflect on their implication(s)
    • GA4: