Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation


Mr Paul Sugden



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The legal framework which operates in relation to marketing decisions and practice. Topics discussed include unfair trading practices, intellectual property rights (patents, trade marks, copyright and designs), anti-competitive conduct and new marketing practices. The unit places the laws controlling unfair and anti-competitive practices within the wider economic context.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and analyse the consumer protection laws and apply those laws to a range of marketing and advertising strategies
  2. identify and analyse the laws protecting intellectual property and apply those laws to the development and marketing of new products and ideas
  3. identify, analyse and apply the laws regulating a range of competition practices including pricing and distribution
  4. critically evaluate a contemporary marketing law development and write a research paper on the topic.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


BTF1010 or BTP1010. No prerequisite for students enrolled in B20033 Bachelor of Marketing.