Skip to Content

Intellectual Property Law - LAWS523

This unit explores the various forms of intellectual property protected under statutory regimes and general law. The unit identifies and evaluates existing regimes of copyright, patents, plant breeders' rights, designs and trade mark, as well as the law of passing off and relevant aspects of unfair trading laws. The unit analyses the subject matter protected, conditions of such protection and what constitutes infringement for each head of protection. Students are taught to identify and explain the interrelationship and overlaps between different intellectual property regimes. Students learn how to apply intellectual property principles and policy in practical scenarios.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Niloufer Selvadurai

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including MAS214) or (39cp at 100 level or above including (BUSL250 and BUSL301) or BUSL251Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW423, LAW473
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
Need help? Ask us.