MAJ09400 Intellectual Property
Note: This major is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Laws (C04143) and the Doctor of Juridical Science (C02027).
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.
|Select 24 credit points from the following options:||24cp|
|77898 Patent Law||6cp|
|77891 Patent Systems||6cp|
|77889 Trade Marks Law||6cp|
|77890 Trade Marks Practice||6cp|
|77893 Designs Law and Practice||6cp|
|77903 Copyright Law||6cp|
|78101 Postgraduate Legal Research||6cp|
|78188 Intellectual Property Commercialisation||6cp|
|78184 Intellectual Property: Law and Policy||6cp|
|78186 Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge||6cp|
|78015 Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law||6cp|
|78238 History and Theory of Intellectual Property||6cp|
|78212 Communications and Technology: A Primer||6cp|