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Commercial Transactions Involving IP - LAWS8042
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
 
 
School:  Faculty of Law
 
 
Course Outline: See below
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Postgraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: Academic Program must be either 9200 or 9210 or 5740 or 9230 or 5265 or 9231 or 5231 or 9220 or 5750.
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 3 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

This course focuses on the various IP issues that arise in a wide range of commercial transactions. The course will have a strong emphasis on providing students with a framework for analysing problems in various transaction settings. The course will be of particular interest to lawyers dealing with these types of transactions as well as non-lawyers who wish to gain a better understanding of intellectual property's role in these types of transactions.


LLM Specialisations

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 edn) (Cambridge University Press, 2011) or Stewart et al, Intellectual Property in Australia (4th ed) (LexisNexis, 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.

Course Objectives

A candidate who has successfully completed this course should:
  • Have a good understanding of the intellectual property issues raised in a variety of commercial transactions and settings
  • Be able to apply this knowledge to develop a range of options to address the intellectual property issues that arise in a variety of commercial transactions and settings
  • Be able to analyse and draft some key provisions relating to IP agreements involving these commercial transaction and settings

Main Topics

The topics will be chosen from the following list:
  • Introduction and fundamentals
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public offerings
  • Due diligence
  • Stamp Duty
  • Taxation
  • Security interests
  • Open source
  • Securitisation and other forms of structured finance
  • Contracts for services
  • Directors duties
  • Insolvency
  • Franchises

Assessment

Class Participation - 20%
Research Essay - 30%
Exam - 50%

Course Texts

Prescribed
Refer to the course outline which will be provided by the lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.


Recommended
Refer to the course outline which will be provided by the lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.

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