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LAWS444 Intellectual Property

The law protecting ownership and related rights in the expression and use of ideas, including copyright, patents, registered designs, trade marks, rights to confidential information, and actions for 'passing off'.

Paper title Intellectual Property
Paper code LAWS444
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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LAWS 202 and LAWS 203 and 36 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff

Emeritus Professor Pendleton

Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Specific knowledge of the law relating to:
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Industrial designs
  • Confidential information
  • Trademarks
  • Passing off
  • The Fair Trading Act 1986.

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 5-7
Tuesday 09:00-11:50 5-7
Thursday 09:00-11:50 5, 7