Globalisation and Intellectual Property Law - LAWS8050

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Academic Program must be 9231 or 5231 or 9220 or 5750 or 9200 or 5740 or 9210 or 9230 or 9214 or 5214.

Excluded: JURD7350

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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‘Globalisation’ and its governance structures have changed intellectual property law worldwide. Meanwhile, intellectual property laws play an important globalising role.

This course takes an interdisciplinary and theoretical approach to examine: the history of intellectual property globalisation: governmental and NGO organisations involved in his process; political debates, alliances and ideologies that have shaped global intellectual property law-making; the economics of globalisation and intellectual property; and sociological, cultural and domestic legal effects of globalising through intellectual propertization.

Issues will be discussed in the context of wider debates concerning sovereignty, development and national identity, and the examination of case studies such as the debates about access to essential medicines, biopiracy, and owning life. Students will gain a good understanding of the major debates surrounding the development and application of intellectual property law in a globalised economy.

More information can be found on the Course Outline Website.

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