Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Sugden


This unit involves a study of the legal framework which operates in relation to marketing decisions and practice. It examines the impact of common law, legislation and self-regulating codes of practice in the market place. Particular topics covered include intellectual property rights, product development and promotion, product safety and quality, the regulation of unfair and anti-competitive conduct and electronic marketing and the law.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse, and apply the laws protecting intellectual property to the development and marketing of a range of new products and ideas
  2. analyse and apply the consumer protection laws to a range of marketing and advertising strategies
  3. analyse and apply the laws regulating a range of marketing practices including pricing and distribution
  4. formulate the legal protection of a product or idea using the intellectual property, marketing and consumer protection laws.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3.5 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Paul Sugden

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTC3300, BTF3181, MKC3300