This Guide includes the Law Extension Committee’s course information and teaching program and the Legal Profession Admission Board’s syllabus. The syllabus is contained under the heading “Prescribed Topics and Course Outline” and has been prepared in accordance with Rule 27H(a) of the NSW Admission Board Rules 2015.
The law of intellectual property includes the areas of copyright, design, patents, confidential information, business reputation and trade marks. The course provides a general introduction to intellectual property, outlining, for each principal category of protection, how the rights arise, the nature of the rights, ownership and exploitation as well as infringement and remedies.
Throughout the course, key policy issues are considered including the rationale and role of intellectual property law, the overlap between areas of protection, the growing importance of Australia’s obligations under international treaties and the interaction of intellectual property law with other areas such as trade practices law.