Course Title: Research the application of intellectual property and business law

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6141 Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Title: Research the application of intellectual property and business law

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MKTG7885

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Karen Ward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1363

Course Contact Email: karen.ward@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply particular areas of intellectual property and business law in order to support relevant operations of a legal office, private or public sector organisation or other area requiring a specialised knowledge of business and intellectual property law principles.

This unit supports the work of personnel engaged in the operation of a legal office or associated fields within public and/or corporate sectors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21648 Research the application of intellectual property and business law

Elements:

1.Research and apply basic Common Law and legislative controls in the law of insurance

2.Research and apply the essential characteristics of the law in relation to negotiable instruments

3.Determine and apply the legislative controls against engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct, and false and misleading representations

4.Identify and apply intellectual property rights within the Australian legal system

5.Identify and apply the main legislative provisions for copyright

6.Identify and apply the main provisions of the Trade Marks Act

7.Identify and apply the main provisions of the Designs Act

8.Identify and apply passing off and confidential information

9.Identify and apply the main provisions of the Patents Act


Learning Outcomes


 


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

In order to demonstrate competency in this unit, you must provide evidence of:

• knowledge of basic Common Law and legislative controls in insurance law and the application of negotiable instruments in a case study
• knowledge of legislative control against engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct, and false or misleading representation
• interpreting intellectual property rights and its functions within the Australian legal system
• evaluating the main provisions of Copyright protection, Trade Marks and Design Acts, the registration systems and the remedies for breaches
• investigating the passing off and confidential information
• evaluation of the main provisions of the Law of Patents and Inventions including the registration system and the protection afforded

Context for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

• activities are related to a legal practice context
• activities are related to laws, regulations and procedures currently operating across the jurisdictions relevant to this qualification

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning effectiveness and final performance in the course.

Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.