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78183 Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law

Requisite(s): ( 78100c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((102 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 102 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration)) OR 78203c Communications and Intellectual Property Law Overview )
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Anti-requisite(s): 78015 Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law


This subject considers the international framework of intellectual property law. Topics covered include the international institutions dealing with intellectual property (the World Trade Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants and the United Nations), particularly considering their treaties and dispute mechanisms; bilateralism and the future of multilateralism in international intellectual property including the Australia–US Free Trade Agreement; and emerging issues likely to affect international intellectual property over the coming years – health and access to pharmaceuticals, access to and protection of genetic resources and biodiversity, protection of traditional knowledge, the possibility of harmonisation and the digital agenda.

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