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MLL410 - Intellectual Property

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

(For Bachelor of Laws students only)

Unit chair:

E Adeney (Trimester 1, trimester 3)


MLL111 and must have successfully completed 9 Law units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 4 x 1 hour classes per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - 30%

Part 1 - Practical legal research paper (500 words) - 10%

Part 2 - Decision-writing exercise (1500 words) - 20%

Examination (2 hours) - 70%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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