Course Title: Intellectual Property Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Intellectual Property Law

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


615H Accounting


Sem 1 2009


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2023


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence


Course Coordinator: Christina Platz

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2313

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
040015 - Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods


Course Description

This course examines areas of Intellectual Property, including copyright, patents, designs, trade marks, confidential information and passing off. The operation of Australian law is examined and then studied in the context of the international intellectual property framework. The role of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are examined.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the procedural rules of intellectual property law;
2. critically evaluate the area of intellectual property law and identify areas of reform particularly in relation to business and consumer concerns;
3. analyse and research complex problems relating to intellectual property law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives;
4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to intellectual property law and generate appropriate responses.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will:

• participate in class discussions,
• conduct legal research,
• undertake case studies on intellectual property issues, and
• give class presentations

Overview of Learning Resources

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page:

Overview of Assessment

The courses of the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law use assessment to measure and report on your achievement of capabilities against learning outcomes and to provide you with feedback on your performance and progress. Generally, assessment you will face in this course may include group assignments and presentations, individual assignments, class presentations, participation, projects and an end of semester examination.