This course deals with the legal protection and management strategies for business practice in relation to intellectual property and other intangible assets, including copyright, patents, trade marks, designs, trade secrets, domain names, cultural heritage,  and goodwill.  It will provide a basis for understanding the nature of intangible assets, commercialisation, recognition, measurement and management. 

    Semester long - 1 day/week
    Next course:
    28 July 202113 October 2021 (see all)
    Dr Alan Davidson
    UQ St Lucia (view map)
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    What you will learn

    Students enrolled in this course should:

    1. develop an understanding of the law and regulatory processes applicable to Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets
    2. develop basic skills in the recognition of legal and practical problems associated with the protection and management of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets, the expression of legal reasoning; the analysis of practical problems; and the application of legal principles
    3. develop an appreciation of the context in which Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets operate and are regulated
    4. develop basic skills in relation to the protection and management of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets.

    Who is the course designed for

    Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

    Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

    Style of learning

    Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

    Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


    This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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    Enrol as CPD

    This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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    Upcoming sessions

    28 July 2021 9:00am13 October 2021 5:00pm
    Dr Alan Davidson

    CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

    No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

    Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

    Dr Alan Davidson is a Fellow of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice and of the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee Australia. Dr Davidson's PhD is in the field of international banking law, specifically Letters of Credit Transactions. His publications have appeared in the Australian Law Journal, the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, the Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, the International Trade Law Annual and the International Commercial Law Journal. Dr Davidson has been a delegate at the Electronic Commerce Working Group of UNCITRAL in New York and Vienna since 2011, and has been appointed as a member of that Expert Panel of that Working Group. He was the Australian delegate in Paris for the final vote on the UCP600. He is in demand as an international speaker for the Institute including in Beijing, Hong Kong, Washington, New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai, Seoul and Shanghai.