This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||48|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1 year FT, 4 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (City (Melbourne))|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2298|
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This course provides advanced offerings in this intellectual property law for law graduates. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of intellectual property subject matter, including copyright, trade marks, patents for inventions, confidential information and designs, or to pursue some selected areas in greater depth. A number of units have accreditation from the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys, and their completion enables students to satisfy all the knowledge requirements for registration as a trade marks or patent attorney. Therefore, this program is especially attractive for those who seek to develop or expand a career in this area and gain a postgraduate qualification at the same time. The graduate program focuses upon both a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of intellectual property law and its practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.
The course is for students who wish to:
The knowledge requirements for registration as a Patent Attorney or a Trade Marks Attorney in Australia with the Australian Government's Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys can be fulfilled by units available within the intellectual property specialisation. Further information on registration is available at: http://www.psb.gov.au.
The course comprises eight 6-point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a minor thesis.
Students must complete one of the following options:
In order to qualify to undertake one of the minor thesis options, a student must have achieved a minimum of 70 per cent in each of the coursework units undertaken. Information on the minor thesis option is available at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/enrol/re-enrol.html.
Additional course requirement and recommendation:
For further information regarding law units and specialisations visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html.
Students are advised that not all units may be available in every year.
For information on the current postgraduate law timetable visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html.
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property) providing all requirements for that award have been met.
Master of Laws (Intellectual Property)