Overview of Intellectual Property


Overview of Intellectual Property provides a general summary of the various regimes comprising intellectual property.

Overview of Intellectual Property is designed for students seeking accreditation with the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and satisfies part of Topic Group A of the professional accreditation requirements. See the intellectual property law specialisation for further information on Melbourne Law School’s accreditation.

Students not seeking accreditation may undertake this subject. Students must have completed prior tertiary studies, and have relevant intellectual property work experience. Students must submit a copy of their current curriculum vitae and reasons for wishing to enrol.

Places are limited and priority will be given to students seeking accreditation with the PSB and/or enrolled in a Melbourne Law graduate diploma or masters.


Principal topics include:

  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Confidential information and trade secrets.

Participants will also discuss basic IP principles relating to:

  • Circuit layouts
  • Plant breeders’ rights
  • International issues
  • Interface with trade practices law.


Mr Adrian Aronsson-Storrier


July Intensive: 15 July 2017, Saturday, 9am-5pm


Take-home examination (100%) (15 - 18 September)


$800 (includes GST)

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