Researcher

Professor Michael Handler

My Expertise

Intellectual property, Trade marks, Copyright, Geographical indications, Consumer protection Law, International trade law
 

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Michael is a Professor in the Faculty of Law. He researches in the field of intellectual property law, focusing in particular on national and international trade mark law, and the international regulation of geographical indications of origin.

Michael is the co-author, with Professor Robert Burrell, of Australian Trade Mark Law (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2016), one of the leading texts on the topic. He is also the co-author, with...view more

Michael is a Professor in the Faculty of Law. He researches in the field of intellectual property law, focusing in particular on national and international trade mark law, and the international regulation of geographical indications of origin.

Michael is the co-author, with Professor Robert Burrell, of Australian Trade Mark Law (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2016), one of the leading texts on the topic. He is also the co-author, with Professors Kathy Bowrey, Dianne Nicol and Kimberlee Weatherall, of Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2015). He has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of local and international intellectual property law, in publications including the Modern Law Review, Melbourne University Law Review, Federal Law Review and the Trademark Reporter. He has also co-authored influential submissions to government law reform inquiries.

Michael was also a co-investigator, with Prof Kathy Bowrey, on the Australian Research Council funded project 'Entertainment Rights in the Age of the Franchise: A Reappraisal of Personality Rights under Australian Intellectual Property Laws' (2009-11), the key output of which was the acclaimed edited collection, Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

 

 


My Grants

A. Steel, C. Picker, L. Bennett Moses, M. Handler and C. Tisdell, UNSW Strategic Education Development Funding Grant, Aligning Learning, Assessment and Technology: Trialling Use of Computers by Students to Complete Examinations (2016-17)

M. Handler, UNSW Strategic Education Development Funding Grant, Building Legal Research Skills through the Development of Online Legal Research Modules (2014-15)

K. Bowrey and M. Handler, ARC Discovery Grant DP0985948, Entertainment Rights in the Age of the Franchise: A Reappraisal of Personality Rights under Australian Intellectual Property Laws (2009-14)


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Intellectual property law

Consumer protection law

International trade law


Currently supervising

Scientia PhD Scholar Arpan Banerjee, 'The Law as an Invisible Screenwriter' (joint PhD supervisor with Kathy Bowrey and Catherine Bond)
Huiyang Li, 'Orphan Films' (joint PhD supervisor with Kathy Bowrey)


My Teaching

Intellectual Property 1: Copyright and Designs (LAWS3046)

Intellectual Property 1: Copyright and Designs (JURD7446)

Intellectual Property 2: Trade Marks and Patents (LAWS3248)

Intellectual Property 2: Trade Marks and Patents (JURD7448)

International & Comparative Intellectual Property (LAWS8016)

Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property (LAWS8021)

Trade Mark Law and Related Rights (LAWS8144)

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Location

Room 311
The Law Building
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Contact

+61 2 9385 2874
+61 2 9385 1175

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