Overview of Intellectual Property Law

Substantive Law

CPD Points 1


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.

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Last Updated: March 2022

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LawCPD author: Sharon Givoni

Sharon Givoni

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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What Lawyers Say

  1. 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!
    - H. Pearce, Solicitor
  2. 5.0/5
    Informative Course
    Informative, concise and very educational
    - P. Bollen, Solicitor
  3. 5.0/5
    Good for building knowledge.
    This was a good course for someone who is seriously trying to gain knowledge in this area.