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77890 Trade Marks Practice

6cp; offered by distance requiring no on-campus attendance
Requisite(s): ( 77889c Trade Marks Law OR (70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law AND 77889c Trade Marks Law AND (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice)) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 78193 Trade Marks Practice


Trade marks practice deals with the prosecution of trade mark applications, the maintenance and management of trade mark registrations and enforcement of rights in various words, symbols, shapes, colours and other signs used to distinguish the goods or services of one entity from those of another.

This subject provides a critical, analytical, ethical and practical understanding of trade marks practice in Australia and New Zealand. Students develop the ability to advise and to handle the interests of a client in prosecution and maintenance of trade mark applications, including advice on the desirability of seeking trade mark protection and provision of alternative protection in Australia and New Zealand as well in other countries. Topics covered include classification systems, searching, types of application and registration, Trade Marks Office practice and procedure, removal for non-use, rectification, registration of security interests, border controls, exploitation, misuse and criminal sanctions, and international issues.


This subject is accredited by the Professional Standards Board as fulfilling part of the qualifications for registration as a Patent Attorney or Trade Mark Attorney in Australia.

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