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LA4045 - Intellectual Property Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject provides an overview of the law relating to intellectual property rights in Australia. Principal areas of study include copyright, creative commons, patents, trademarks, designs, plant breeders' rights and traditional knowledge. The subject also provides an introduction to the international conventions that create a global legal framework for the protection of intellectual property rights.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and critique the international framework governing the protection of intellectual property rights;
  • Interpret and assess the regulation and use of intellectual property rights both globally and nationally;
  • Examine and apply relevant principles of intellectual property law in practical scenarios.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (20%) - Individual.
Students are assumed to have a basic understanding of the principles of contract law and the systems of governance in Australia.
Prerequisites: (LA1105 AND LA1106) OR BU1112 OR BU2111


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Ms Rachel Bradshaw.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 13 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions 1 hour per week
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.