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This unit offers you the opportunity to explore contemporary topics of interest, debate and policy development within the discipline of intellectual property (IP) law, such as the ownership of genetic materials or copyright piracy. The unit will concentrate on the core IP rights, with a detailed and extensive examination of the following topics:

  • Copyright and related rights
  • Patents
  • Rights of attribution (trademarks, passing off, geographical indications)
  • IP transactions
  • Franchising and IP
  • Emerging issues in IP.

Students will canvass issues with practical or commercial implications that resonate with these core IP rights (such as franchising, geographical indications, or moral rights). There is also an in-depth focus on important legislative developments and case law.

SCU Associate Professor John Page on the Advanced Intellectual Property Law unit.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse the principles and concepts of core intellectual property rights
  • Apply intellectual property principles in the context of transactions
  • Interpret and critique emerging trends in intellectual property law
  • Integrate and solve IP issues and reflect on their implication(s).

Unit assessor

Dr John Page Associate Professor at the School of Law and Justice.


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Laws (Business Law), Master of Business Law and Graduate Certificate in Business Law.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 863 819 for more information based on your particular circumstances.