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MAJ09400 Intellectual Property

Note: This major is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Laws (C04143).

The rise of the information economy – the age of ideas – has created new areas of law to keep pace. Intellectual Property covers the broad canvas of such rights, including trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights, as well as issues of infringement. As a rapidly developing area of law, this specialisation offers students both a critical grounding in the foundations of intellectual property and an examination of key tensions – such as piracy, infringement and international trade agreements, and how indigenous rights are weighed against commercial interests of major pharmaceuticals.

Note: Many of the subjects in this major are taught by distance only. International students should be aware that their visa may require them to enrol in at least 75 per cent of subjects via face-to-face teaching.

Completion requirements

Select 24 credit points of options:  24cp
77903  Copyright Law 6cp 
77893  Designs Law and Practice 6cp 
78015  Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law 6cp 
78238  History and Theory of Intellectual Property 6cp 
78188  Intellectual Property Commercialisation 6cp 
78186  Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge 6cp 
78184  Intellectual Property: Law and Policy 6cp 
77898  Patent Law 6cp 
77891  Patent Systems 6cp 
78101  Postgraduate Legal Research 6cp 
77889  Trade Marks Law 6cp 
77890  Trade Marks Practice 6cp 
Total  24cp