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78185 Intellectual Property: Law and Policy

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): 78025 Intellectual Property: Law and Policy AND 78184 Intellectual Property: Law and Policy


This subject provides a comprehensive, in-depth and engaging examination of the legal principles of intellectual property (IP) law and the policy issues which inform the development of this law in Australia. It is designed as an introductory survey subject for graduates, practicing lawyers and students completing their first law degrees.

Each class considers a different form of intellectual property including copyright; designs; patent and trade marks law; passing-off and related actions; moral rights and performer's protection; as well as a consideration of the proposed protection indigenous cultural property. In addition, this subject touches on how to deal in IP, globalisation of IP and emerging issues in IP.

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