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Trade Marks & Related Rights

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW20011

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit enables students, through the study of cases, statutes and other material, to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in, Australian trade mark law and the related law of passing-off and the statutory prohibition against misleading and deceptive conduct.


After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate Australian statutory and common law trade mark law to support judgments and justify opinions
  • Determine the factors relevant to obtaining, maintaining and protecting registered trade marks
  • Apply trade mark law toward factual situations to effectively advise and communicate with clients on the appropriate strategy of trade mark protection
  • Conduct trade mark law related research and use the results of that research in the practice of obtaining the registration of a trade mark in Australia.