Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Intellectual property is now a matter of global law and public policy-making. This seminar-style, paper course provides insights into the system and workings of the international intellectual property law, in particular the Paris, Berne and Rome Conventions, the WTO-TRIPS Agreement, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, against the background of comparative law.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction: Evolution of international intellectual property: overview from its beginnings to most recent developments
Topic 2: The system of international protection in the field of industrial property law
Topic 3: The system of international protection in the field of copyright and related rights law
Topic 4: A shift at the international level: The inclusion of intellectual property in trade treaties and trade measures:
Topic 5: Recent Developments in WIPO
Topic 6: The future of international intellectual property law: trends to be observed

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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