units

BTX5020

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Sugden

Synopsis

This unit will examine the laws of intellectual property being copyright patents, trade marks, circuit layouts and plant breeders rights from the international treaties to the national implementation of these laws in Hong Kong, China, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, European Union. The interrelation of the laws and the regions and their effects on the implementation of the remedies will also be effected.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and analyse theories and international treaties protecting intellectual property
  2. compare and contrast the intellectual property protection between the countries examined in this course
  3. identify and analyse the international harmonisation of legal protection of creativity, inventions, and biological material by intellectual property laws
  4. analyse, evaluate and apply the intellectual property laws to a business and industry situation
  5. critically evaluate a self-selected contemporary issue in intellectual property and write a research paper on that topic.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination 50%.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Paul Sugden

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

BTX9120