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Design law and practice (6 points)


Leader: Ms Ann Monotti

City Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
City Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: A detailed study of the Australian registered designs system. International Conventions, as well as design protection in other countries. Origins and rationales, relationships with other regimes that protect products of the innovative process. Requirements for registration, the registration process and Designs Office practice. Examination of the registered rights, including their enforcement, maintenance and exploitation. Proper relationship between designs and copyright protection. Other forms of protection for designs are considered.

Assessment: Class exercise: 10% + Research assignment (3000 words): 40% + Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 50%

Contact Hours: One 2 hour seminar per week

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