BSBLEG525 - Apply legal principles in intellectual property law matters

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Unit code: BSBLEG525 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply legal principles in intellectual property law matters. It covers maintaining control over the copyright owner’s work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work and using other party’s original work legitimately.The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*apply principles of intellectual property law in at least four different matters.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:
*review and interpret information to determine how copyright applies in the organisation
*recommend actions to address risks and infringements
*communicate advice or recommendations about copyright to relevant stakeholders.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*legislative framework for copyright and its application to the organisation including:

  • copyright owner of original works within or used by the organisation
  • policies and procedures for use of own copyright materials by other parties
  • policies and procedures for legitimate use of others’ copyright materials
    *sources of information and advice on copyright
    *the types of works that attract copyright
    *circumstances where a copyright notice is required
    *regulations on selling copyright rights including:
  • commercialisation potential of copyright material
  • potential benefits for the firm
    *intellectual property agreement documentation requirements
    *further actions where intellectual pretty rights are breached
    *methods to limit or deter unauthorised use of copyright material
    *direct and indirect infringement of copyright
    *when authorisation for use of copyright material is needed and how to obtain it
    *different types of licences and how they apply to the firm.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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