units

LAW5318

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2015

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7077

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

The law of intellectual property is becoming increasingly international. The TRIPs Agreement, part of the WTO framework, has forced developing and developed nations to heighten the level of intellectual property protection. In addition, a large number of specific international treaties has set high standards for national states to comply with. The process of harmonisation at the European level provides additional norms of international IP protection. Subjects treated include: copyright law and moral rights, neighbouring rights, trademark law, geographical indications, traditional cultural expressions and IP enforcement.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to

  • apply knowledge and understanding of the bases for the international protection of intellectual property rights with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the evolution of new international norms in relation to intellectual property;
  • conduct research into the relationship between international protection of intellectual property rights and wider questions of international trade relations based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods; and
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to international aspects of intellectual property.

Assessment

Research Assignment - outline: 30%
Class presentation: 10%
Research Assignment - final (4,500 words): 60%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)