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Unit of Study LAWS2020 - Intellectual Property (2022)

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

analyse the contemporary significance, distinct nature, and function of intellectual property in the digital age, in international and comparative contexts.

evaluate and apply legal principles relevant to the protection of intellectual property as they pertain to copyright, patents, trademarks including domain names, designs and common law actions such as confidential information and passing off.

critically evaluate the interface and potential linkage between intellectual property and (a) the principles and concepts of protection of the cultural environment; and (b) public policy.

research, identify and explore hypotheses for accommodating the economic, social, and political dimensions of intellectual property protection, such as the scope of digital copyright and the ethical dilemmas posed by the patenting of transgenic inventions.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Reynolds, R, Stoianoff, N, Roy, A, 2015, Intellectual Property Text and Essential Cases, 5th edn, The Federation Press, Sydney. ISBN: 9781862879867.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.