MLL410 - Intellectual Property


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL374
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only


Must have passed MLL119 and MLL219 and an additional 8 MLL units

Note: Students who have commenced before Trimester 1 2022, and have successfully completed MLL111, are not required to complete MLL119 and MLL219



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1.5 hours) + 1.5 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1.5 hours) + 1.5 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week 


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; patents; trademarks; and enforcement and remedies.

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