Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Law
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)
CoordinatorProfessor Ann Monotti


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The intellectual property specialisation is ideal for those wanting to develop or advance their professional knowledge and expertise in this area. It is especially suited for those who require specialist knowledge to practise as a trade mark or patent attorney as well as for those who seek advanced knowledge from within a wider range of subject areas. Knowledge of the many facets of intellectual property law is relevant to the practice of many other areas of law and is important for non-lawyers who work within or manage an environment where intellectual property is generated or used. Monash Law School is accredited by the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys to teach all the units that satisify the knowledge requirements for registration as a trade marks or a patent attorney.


The knowledge requirements in the various topic groups needed for registration as a Patent Attorney or Trade Marks Attorney in Australia with the Australian Government's Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys can be fulfilled by the units listed under each topic group. Further information on registration is available at

  • LAW7000 Minor thesis (25,000 - 30,000 words)
  • LAW7011 Copyright
  • LAW7028 International trade law
  • LAW7056 Overview of competition law
  • LAW7071 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW7075 Trade marks and commercial designations (Topic group C)
  • LAW7077 International aspects of intellectual property
  • LAW7078 Graduate research paper
  • LAW7119 Patents for inventions (Topic group E)
  • LAW7212 Australian legal system (non-law graduates only) (Topic group A)
  • LAW7213 Law of the internet
  • LAW7221 Technology contracts and licensing law
  • LAW7223 Overview of intellectual property (Topic group A)
  • LAW7224 Trade mark practice (Topic group B or D)
  • LAW7244 Intellectual property and the internet
  • LAW7254 Design law and practice (Topic group I)
  • LAW7309 Current issues in intellectual property
  • LAW7426 International copyright law
  • LAW7433 Patenting for commercialisation
  • LAW7436 Introduction to Australian legal process (international students only)
  • LAW7439 Human rights and intellectual property
  • LAW7451 International trade mark law
  • LAW7453E Innovation: Labour, competition and intellectual property law perspectives
  • LAW7456 Minor thesis (12,000 - 15,000 words)
  • LAW7452 Patent practice (Topic group F)
  • LAW7465 Drafting patent specifications (Topic group G)
  • LAW7466 Interpretation and validity of patent specifications (Topic group H)
  • LAW7477 Legal process and professional conduct
  • LAW7489 Current issues in copy right

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed at

Contact details

Monash University Law Chambers


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8500

Relevant courses

  • 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2299 Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property)
  • 0068 Master of Laws
  • 2298 Master of Laws (Intellectual Property)
  • 3374 Master of Intellectual Property Law