Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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Intellectual property (IP) rights support growth by promoting innovation through the offer of a temporary monopoly to creators and inventors. But such rights can also stifle growth where transaction costs are high or rights are fragmented in a way that makes them hard to access. Poorly designed Intellectual property rules can help established players in a market obstruct new players by impeding their access to technology and content. A carefully designed and dynamic Intellectual property system can, by contrast, complement the spur that competition gives to innovation by enabling follow-on innovation. The interface of Intellectual property and competition law is especially crucial to this goal. Taught by two experts in the fields of competition law and Intellectual property, this subject examines the interface, looking both at how competition law regulates Intellectual property and ways in which competition policies may be found within the Intellectual property systems. Relevant Australian and comparable law will be examined along with special case studies on book publishing, news media and luxury brands.
This subject provides an examination of the interface between the legal property rights created by intellectual property statutes (and at common law) and the body of law that controls and regulates anti-competitive practices.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Class participation (10%)
Take-home examination (90%) (12 pm 24 August to 5 pm 27 August)
9,000 word research paper (90%) (15 October) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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