|Foundations of Intellectual Property Law - JURD7321|
This course introduces students to the law of copyright (including moral rights), registered designs, trade marks, passing off, s.52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974, breach of confidence, and patents. Students will study the fundamental statutory provisions and common law principles that define the subject matter protected by these doctrines, as well as the pre-conditions for protection and the nature of infringement. They will learn how to approach practical intellectual property problems, and will gain insight into the interrelationships between intellectual property’s various doctrines.
The course aims to build solid foundations for lawyers not specialising in intellectual property, as well as those who might later undertake further studies to specialise in this area of law.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
This course is designed for students wishing to gain an integrated understanding and working knowledge of the core principles of intellectual property law’s main doctrines in a single course.
Students wishing to study intellectual property’s various doctrines in more technical depth should consider taking either:
Students will not be permitted to study JURD7321 Foundations of Intellectual Property Law and JURD7446 Intellectual Property 1 and/or JURD7448 Intellectual Property 2.
The general aims of this course are to:
On the completion of study of each area students should be able to:
2,500 Word Problem Question 30% (50% if not counting CP)
3,000 Word Problem Question or Essay (student's choice) 50%
Class Participation 20% (opt-in)
A full reading guide will be handed out in the first class. It contains comprehensive details of the specific readings for each class.