Courses & Units

Intellectual Property LAW664



Provides an overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection. The unit covers the statutory systems of copyright, trade marks and patents as well as related areas including passing off and the protection provided by Australian Consumer Law.


Unit name Intellectual Property
Unit code LAW664
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law

Associate Prof. Heather Forrest

Teaching staff

Associate Prof. Heather Forrest

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.


Teaching Pattern

2x50-min lecture and 1x50-min seminar weekly (13 wks)


Seminar presentation (40%), Research project (60%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Kathy Bowrey, Michael Handler, Dianne Nicol and Kimberlee Weatherall, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice (2d ed, Oxford University Press)

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