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Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
1 years full-time
Entry
February
February
CRICOS
067376C

Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for professionals from the public and private sectors, junior academics, and generally those seeking to develop or expand their expertise in intellectual property law as well as for those seeking to practice as a patent and/or trade marks attorney. The course is:

  • focused on the practices and principles of IP law in national, regional and international contexts
  • taught by internationally renowned IP professors and industry experts
  • delivered face-to-face in intensive mode in a semester-style learning environment and with professional networking
  • based on advanced knowledge and training of IP law, practice, principles and policy in the eight core subject areas with practical case studies, and
  • class-size is limited to maximize learning and facilitate interaction with other students and the faculty.

Real-world learning

This masters course provides:

  • practical research and abilities to develop innovative solutions to new situations arising in the field of intellectual property
  • study visit to IP Australia and the Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra
  • study visits to IP-savvy private and public enterprises to provide practical insight into the workings of IP in the real world
  • practical, real-world applications, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region
  • knowledge of International Conventions and Treaties including the role of WIPO and WTO in addressing IP in global challenges such as climate change, food security and publicsecurity, public health and trade-related matter.

Distinguished IP experts are drawn from WIPO, IP Australia, WTO, KIPO, industry, patent and trade marks practice and academia. In addition to the WIPO and IP Australia experts, the lecturing staff includes QUT’s internationally renowned faculty members (Professors Kamal Puri, Stephen Corones, Matthew Rimmer and Terry Hutchinson) and legal and industry professionals Anna Sharpe, Philip Mendes, Sean Mullen (Qld Government), Tom Joyce (UQ), Dr Ann Cahill (UTS), Dr Heajoon Yim (KIPO), Tony Taubman (WTO), Michelle Healy, Counsellor (WTO), among others. In addition,  several senior patent and trade marks attorneys including Dr Declan McKeveney and Paul Thompson (FAK), Alistair Smith (DCC), Robert Wulff and Kellie Stonier (Griffith Hack) and Doug Waterhouse (Chief, Plant Breeder’s Rights, IP Australia) will continue to teach into the course in 2016.

Highlights

Highlights

What to expect

The WIPO-QUT Master of Laws in Intellectual Property is offered jointly by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and QUT Faculty of Law. This innovative course has been developed in partnership with WIPO Worldwide Academy and with support from IP Australia, to be the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

The course is designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring intellectual property (IP) professionals from law and non-law backgrounds.

Download a printable course flyer (PDF file, 702.9 KB)

Program directors

The Program Directors are Professor Kamal Puri, Professor of Intellectual Property, QUT Faculty of Law and Mr Marcelo Di Pietro Peralta, Director, WIPO Academy.

Steering committee

The steering committee includes Professor John Humphrey, Executive Dean, QUT Faculty of Law; Professor Kamal Puri, Professor of Intellectual Property, QUT Faculty of Law; Professor Matthew Rimmer, Professor of IP and Innovation Law; Associate Professor Amanda Stickley, Assistant Dean (Learning & Teaching); Mr Sherif Saadallah, Executive Director, WIPO Academy; Mr Marcelo Di Pietro, Director of Operations, WIPO Academy; and Ms Martha Chikowore, Training Officer, Academic Institutions Program, WIPO Academy.

The World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation with 188 member states. WIPO is dedicated to developing a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO provides professional training in IP via the WIPO Academy. The WIPO Academy plays a central role in WIPO’s activities to enhance the capacity of countries to use the IP system. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach to IP education focusing on its links with trade, innovation, health, applied sciences, information technology, and creative industries. The Academy also meets the growing demand for education in IP, by assisting universities in establishing
courses on IP through collaborative degree programs in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

For more information visit the WIPO website.

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

Accreditation has already been obtained from the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys for four units. Application for accreditation for the remaining units is in progress. This will accelerate graduates’ registration as a patent attorney or trade marks attorney in Australia.

 

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Biotechnology Business/Investment Analyst
  • Computer Scientist
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Designer
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Inventor
  • Medical Engineer
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Pharmaceutical Research Scientist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Trademark Lawyer

Requirements

Course code
LW53
CRICOS code
067376C
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time
  • 1 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised four year bachelor honours degree (or higher award) in law; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law and:

  • admission as a legal practitioner in Australia or overseas; or
  • a minimum of 12 months (full-time) work experience in intellectual property; or
  • a completed recognised qualification in a discipline other than law at a Masters degree level or higher qualification; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in a relevant discipline* and a minimum of two years (full-time) work experience in intellectual property.

*Relevant disciplines include:

  • economics
  • engineering
  • medicine
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • science
  • computer science
  • industrial design
  • business administration

 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirement

A completed recognised four year bachelor honours degree in law equivalent to Australian honours; or

A completed recognised graduate diploma, masters or higher degree in law; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law and:

  • admission as a legal practitioner in Australia or overseas; or
  • a minimum of 12 months (full-time) work experience in intellectual property; or
  • a completed recognised qualification in a discipline other than law at a Masters degree level or higher qualification; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in a relevant discipline and a minimum of two years (full-time) work experience in intellectual property. Relevant disciplines include economics, engineering, medicine, physics, chemistry, science, computer science, industrial design or business administration.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $23,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $34,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

International students may apply for relevant scholarships which include:

WIPO scholarships—each year WIPO offers a limited number of scholarships to highly motivated graduates from developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region http://www.wipo.int

Australia Awards Scholarships http://www.dfat.gov.au

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

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Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

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Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Dean's Scholarship

A scholarship for international students from developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region studying our Master of Laws in Intellectual Property.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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