|Short Description:||Intellectual Property Law|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||090999 - Law not elsewhere classified|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: LAW3203 or LAW2213 or LAW5703 or LAW5223
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The aim of this course is to give students a solid foundation of the basic principles of intellectual property rights and their application in the Australian context and international treaties (TRIPS Agreement and WIPO Treaties). The course provides an overview of the key systems of intellectual property- trademarks, copyrights, designs and patents. It will also cover the common law actions of passing off and breach of confidence (trade secrets), and introduce students to the practical aspects of intellectual property - co-ownership of intellectual property rights, legal drafting of the various intellectual property agreements, commercial licensing and assignments of rights. Finally, the course will deal with novel and emerging issues in intellectual property such as copyright and trademark protection in the internet age and the protection of Indigenous knowledge and cultural expressions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.