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BTX5020 - Intellectual property laws

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Paul Sugden


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


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.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Class Presentation (1500 words) 15%; Research essay (2,500 words) 35% and Final examination 50%.

Contact hours

One 3-hour class per week for a semester, 39 hours of classes in block/intensive mode.