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LAWS13-522: Industrial Property Law


Industrial Property Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This is a specialised subject in the area of intellectual property law. The subject focuses on those parts of intellectual property law that are relevant to technological and product innovation, and to the legal protection of reputation. These areas of intellectual property law play a role in sustaining and encouraging commerce and innovation in industry. The areas covered are: patents (inventions), confidential information (trade secrets), designs, trade marks (common law and registered), and some industrial aspects of copyright (technical drawings and 3D industrial articles).

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Develop an understanding of areas of intellectual property law that are most relevant to industry and commerce and product and process innovation.
2. Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the role intellectual property law plays in commerce, competition and innovation processes.
3. Understand how new developments in technology such as the internet and computers affect industrial property law.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

Future offerings not yet planned.