Overview of Intellectual Property

About the subject

Overview of Intellectual Property is a two-day seminar that provides a general survey of the various regimes comprising intellectual property (IP) and an introduction to New Zealand legal process.

Overview of Intellectual Property is designed for students seeking accreditation with the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (TTIPAB) and satisfies Topic Group A2 and part of Topic Group A1 of the professional accreditation requirements.

See the intellectual property law specialisation for further information on Melbourne Law School’s accreditation.

Students not seeking accreditation may undertake this subject.

This subject is not available for academic credit in the Melbourne Law Masters program.

Syllabus

Topics are:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Circuit layouts
  • Plant Breeder’s Rights/Plant Variety Rights
  • Geographical Indications/Appellations of Origin
  • Confidential information / Trade secrets
  • Trade Practices and Anti-Competitive Practices
  • International Intellectual Property Treaties
  • Legal process in New Zealand

Teacher

Benjamin Hopper

Teaching period(s)

December 2021

Monday and Tuesday, 13-14 December 2021. Delivered online.

June 2022

Thursday and Friday, 30 June - 1 July 2022. Delivered online.

Assessment

Overview of Intellectual Property assessment is marked on a Pass/Fail basis.

The assessment due dates for each availability is fixed and cannot be rescheduled without prior approval.

December 2021

  • Take-home examination (1,500 words) (100%).
  • 100% attendance is a hurdle requirement.

The take-home examination will be released Friday 28 January 2022 and will be due Monday 31 January 2022.

June 2022

  • Take-home examination (1,500 words) (100%).
  • 100% attendance is a hurdle requirement.

The take-home examination will be released Friday 15 July 2022 and will be due Monday 18 July 2022.

Fee

$800 (includes GST)

How to apply

All applicants must have completed prior tertiary studies.

Places are limited and priority will be given to students seeking accreditation with the TTIPAB and/or enrolled in a Melbourne Law School Graduate Diploma or Masters course.

Submit an application