Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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)


  • 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 2015 by specialisation refer to the faculty's Postgraduate unitsPostgraduate units ( information webpage.

  • LAW5080 Australian legal system*
  • LAW5081 Australian legal process and research**
  • LAW5082 Masters research
  • LAW5083 Minor thesis (6 points)
  • LAW5084 Minor thesis (12 points)
  • LAW5301 Copyright
  • LAW5305 International trade law
  • LAW5312 Competition law
  • LAW5315 Commercial alternative dispute resolution
  • LAW5316 Trade marks and commercial designations
  • LAW5321 Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets
  • LAW5340 Intellectual property
  • LAW5341 Trade mark practice
  • LAW5346 Design law and practice
  • LAW5369 World Trade Organisation (WTO) law
  • LAW5431 International entertainment law
  • LAW5388 Patenting for commercialisation
  • LAW5447 Intellectual property and the internet
  • LAW5448 CopyrightX: Monash

* Non-law graduates only.

** International students only.

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

Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor (Director, Graduate Studies)


or for general enquiries


Telephone: +61 3 9903 8035

Relevant courses

  • L5001 Graduate Diploma in Law
  • L6003 Master of Intellectual Property Law
  • L6004 Master of Laws