MLL410 - Intellectual Property

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


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Cohort rule:

(For Bachelor of Laws students only)

Unit chair:

E Adeney (Trimester 1, trimester 3)


E Adeney (B), T Alexander (S), S Christie (W, X), V Nath (X-CBD)


MLL111 and must have successfully completed 9 Law units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

4 x 1 hour lectures per week


Online teaching methods require internet access.  Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit aims to give students an understanding of the statutory protection of intellectual property in Australia.  The unit seeks to provide a broad introduction to this area of law, dealing with each of its principal components.  Students will learn to recognise the kinds of intellectual endeavour that can be protected, the forms protection can take, the prerequisites to gaining protection and the means of enforcing breaches.  Topics include: the development of and rationales for intellectual property rights; copyrights and designs; patents; trademarks; and enforcement and remedies.


Written assignment (two part) 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

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