|International & Comparative Intellectual Property - LAWS8016|
This course has been designed to give postgraduate students an overview of intellectual property in the international context. It will cover some of the fundamental principles governing the international regulation of intellectual property, including a study of the content and operation of major international agreements. It will also explore the role of intellectual property as a tool of world trade and assess the dispute settlement procedures under the WTO TRIPS Agreement. In addition, it will assess the role and impact of global industry and non-governmental organisations in shaping intellectual property policy, as well as considering controversial issues such as the regulation of biotechnology, electronic commerce and the impact of intellectual property on the environment and human rights.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
This course assumes a working knowledge of intellectual property based on study at undergraduate level or through completion of the postgraduate course LAWS8017 Intellectual Property Law. You will be expected to have an overview of intellectual property law and/or to have read a recent IP textbook such as Davison et al, Australian Intellectual Property Law (2nd ed) (Cambridge University Press, 2011) or Stewart et al, Intellectual Property in Australia (4th ed) (LexisNexis, 2010) and IP casebook such as Bowrey et al, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Graduate Diploma of Applied Intellectual Property students are expected to have a working knowledge of intellectual property based on study of the postgraduate course LAWS8046 Intellectual Property Law and Innovation.
A candidate who has successfully completed this subject should:
Research Plan 10%
Research Essay (7,000 words) 70%
Class Participation 20%
Texts and resources for this course will be listed approximately 1 month prior to class commencing.