Course Title: Business and Intellectual Property Law

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6070

Course Title: Business and Intellectual Property Law

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 51.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Term2 2008,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Robyn Lang

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1565

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This module covers insurance law, negotiable instruments, misleading and deceptive conduct, false or misleading representations, the law of agency, the law relating to copyright, industrial and intellectual property rights and the common law, trademarks and designs, passing off and confidential information, and the law of patents and inventions.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LAW5040 Legal Process [VBM898]
LAW5043 Law of Contract [VBM895]

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM912 Business and Intellectual Property Law

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the main features of the basic common law and legislative controls in the law of insurance.
2. Using a case study, evaluate the essential characteristics of the law in relation to negotiable instruments.
3. Evaluate the nature and meaning of the legislative controls against engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct, and false and misleading representations.
4. Describe the common law as to agency and the rights, duties and obligations of the parties.
5. Evaluate the main legislative provisions giving copyright protection, materials which may be the subject of a copyright, and remedies for a breach.
6. Evaluate the common law interpretation of proprietary rights in intellectual and industrial property and the remedies available to the aggrieved party at common law for an infringement of the right to intellectual and industrial property.
7. Evaluate the main provisions of the Trade Marks Act, the Designs Act, the system of registration required under each Act and, breaches of the Designs and Trade Marks Acts.
8. Evaluate the nature and characteristics of both passing off and confidential information.
9. Evaluate the main provisions of the Patents Act, the system of registration, the types of inventions that may be subject to registration and the protection afforded by registration.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of written tests and an assignment.