Business Intellectual Property

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Ownership of property can be considered simple when compared to the ownership of creativity and ideas, so it’s important to gain a thorough knowledge of intellectual property law.

A range of protections exist for creators of copyright materials, and this unit of study will make you are aware of those legal frameworks. It will ensure you’re across international and cultural considerations, and give you the basic copyright concepts you need to avoid infringement and protect your interests and those of the organisations you work with.

You will be given definitions of copyright infringement and consider the remedies that are available if infringements take place. You will also be guided through the role of computer technologies in the dissemination of copyright materials.

With this information at hand, you will be able to make informed decisions about your intellectual property, and you may even wish to engage with the patent system and the registration of designs as trade marks. This unit will introduce you to the relevant processes involved and give you plenty of case studies to work from.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, this unit is part of a major, minor stream or specialisation in the Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) course at Curtin University.

Eligibility

You are recommended to have completed the following unit or have equivalent knowledge before commencing this unit of study:

Areas of study

In this Business Intellectual Property unit, the topics you will study include:

  • International and cultural dimensions
  • Copyright: basic concepts and subsistence of copyright
  • Copyright: exploitation, infringement, remedies
  • Copyright: computer technology
  • Registered designs
  • Breach of confidence
  • The patent system
  • Passing off
  • Trade marks

Course pathways

This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

At the completion of this unit you will have an understanding of the basic principles of copyright law and how it operates in Australia and internationally. You will be able to apply this knowledge to protect your own creations and those of the organisations you work with.

After you have finished this unit you will be able to:

  • Avoid copyright infringement and advise others how to do so
  • Protect your creations and those of the organisations you work with from copyright infringement
  • Engage with the patent, trade mark and design registration procedures
  • Apply the legal concepts learned to solve problems and make informed decisions

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Intellectual Property from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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