Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 on the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks AttorneysProfessional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys ( website.

For the most up-to-date list of units available in 2014 by specialisation refer to the faculty's [ ([Postgraduate units] information webpage; not all units in the list below are available for enrolment in 2014.

  • LAW7000 Minor thesis (25,000 - 30,000 words)
  • LAW7011 Copyright
  • LAW7028 International trade law
  • LAW7056 Competition law
  • LAW7075 Trade marks and commercial designations
  • LAW7076 Principles of privacy and freedom of information
  • LAW7077 International aspects of intellectual property
  • LAW7078 Graduate research paper
  • LAW7119 Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets
  • LAW7212 Australian legal system (non-law graduates only)
  • LAW7213 Law of the internet
  • LAW7221 Technology contracts and licensing law
  • LAW7223 Intellectual property
  • LAW7224 Trade mark practice
  • LAW7244 Intellectual property and the internet
  • LAW7254 Design law and practice
  • LAW7309 Current issues in intellectual property
  • LAW7326 World Trade Organization (WTO) law
  • LAW7433 Patenting for commercialisation
  • LAW7436 Australian legal process and research (international students only)
  • LAW7451 International trade mark law
  • LAW7456 Minor thesis (12,000 - 15,000 words)
  • LAW7452 Patent practice
  • LAW7465 Drafting patent specifications
  • LAW7466 Interpretation and validity of patent specifications
  • LAW7477 Legal process and professional conduct
  • LAW7489 Current issues in copy right
  • LAW7495 International entertainment law
  • LAW7540 (The) Chinese legal system: A comparative analysis

Units to be offered in Prato and Malaysia can be viewed on the Monash Law International Study Programs - Prato and MalaysiaMonash Law International Study Programs - Prato and Malaysia ( webpage.

Contact details

Monash University Law Chambers


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • 2103 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 0068 Master of Laws
  • 3374 Master of Intellectual Property Law