School Of Law

Security of IdeasWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200980.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10


Students enrolled in 2784/2810 Master of Laws (International Governance) must have successfully completed the prerequisite unit 200901 Legal Philosophy and Methodology.


Students enrolled in 3748 Master of Information Governance must be enrolled in or have successfully completed the corerequisite unit 200432 Commercial Law.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 2824 Master of Laws, 2784 or 2810 Master of Laws (International Governance), 3748 Master of Information Governance, Bachelor of Research Studies or Master of Research.

About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction and overview of the legal principles of intellectual property law, and traces the development of this law in Australia. The modules consider the different forms of intellectual property including copyright (including moral rights and performers protection), designs, patents, plant breeders rights, trade mark law, passing-off and related actions, domain name law, confidentiality, circuit layouts, the historical development of intellectual property, and the international intellectual property framework (including World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and World Trade Organization (WTO)).

2824.1Master of LawsCURRENT
2826.1Juris DoctorCURRENT
3748.1Master of Information GovernanceCONTINUING
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT


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A2016.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2017.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2018.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2019.1Master of Laws (Law & Non Law Graduates) - 160cp pathwayCURRENT

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