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The unit provides an introduction and overview of the legal principles of intellectual property law and the policy issues which inform the development of this law in Australia. It is designed as an introductory survey subject for graduates, practising lawyers and students completing their first law degrees. Classes consider the historical development of intellectual property subject matters, the international framework setting standards including the WIPO, WTO, and AUSTFA and the different forms of intellectual property including trade secrets, patents, plant breeders protection, passing-off and related actions, trade marks law, registered designs, copyright including moral rights and performers protection.