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Overview of Intellectual Property Law

LawCPD author: Sharon Givoni
Sharon Givoni
Principal Sharon Givoni Consulting
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All businesses have some form of IP to protect, which means it is essential for lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of IP law.

Big or small, all businesses have some form of intellectual property to protect. This means it is essential for lawyers to understand this areas of law, to ensure they can advise clients appropriately about what they need to protect and how they can avoid breaching the rights of others.

This course provides a practical overview of intellectual property law, including:

  • types of intellectual property including copyright, trade marks, designs and patents;
  • the strategies and mechanisms used to protect intellectual property;
  • interrelationships between different areas of IP law.

This course is ideal for practitioners who are new to this topic, or for those seeking to refresh their understanding of this fascinating area of law.

Last Updated: August 2023

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LawCPD author: Sharon Givoni
Sharon Givoni
Principal Sharon Givoni Consulting

Sharon has over 20 years of experience in IP and commercial law. She acts for clients both in Australia and abroad, and has delivered talks on Australian IP law at international events.

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  1. 4.0/5
    Very informative
    Great summary
  2. 5.0/5
    Useful overview of IP law
    This course was easy to follow and covered the key areas of IP law.
  3. 5.0/5
    Comprehensive, Clear course
    The course is comprehensive and clear with examples or categorisation of relevant phenomena. Quite detailed.
  4. 5.0/5
    Great informative course
    This course was really useful and easy to follow.
  5. 5.0/5
    I have been enlightened
    My knowledge of IP law until now was based on 3 lectures of a 3-year law course, so I have now progressed in knowledge in leaps and bounds!
  6. 5.0/5
    Informative Course
    Informative, concise and very educational