University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

UTS has established expertise and a reputation for providing courses relevant to the needs of the patent and trademarks professions. This course reflects the range of topics required for registration as a trademarks attorney in Australia under the relevant regulations. This course provides graduates with an understanding of the principles of the registered trade mark system, the protection of unregistered marks and related forms of protection against misleading or unfair trading conduct in Australia. The unique feature of this course is that it may be undertaken entirely online, removing the need for students to attend face-to-face classes. Graduates can seek registration as a trade marks attorney in Australia.

Designed for

Graduates seeking registration as a Trade Marks Attorney


The course requires completion of 24 credit points of core subjects. Subjects are timetabled annually, but not all subjects are offered every session. The UTS Timetable Planner enables current and future UTS students to view subject timetables. The course can be completed in a minimum of one session of full-time or one year of part-time study (timetabling restrictions apply). The subjects within this course are available online by distance learning and require no on-campus attendance. All lectures, tutorials, course materials and assessments are distributed by a combination of web-based technology and electronic media. Students conduct all communication with the lecturer by electronic means.


  • Trade mark law and practice

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants who have not gained the requisite tertiary qualifications may be provisionally admitted into the program if they can provide evidence of equivalent work experience. Such applicants should also contact the Professional Standards Board to clarify the full requirements for registration as a trade marks attorney. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education). The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.


Subject to final board approval, where applicants have a requisite tertiary qualification as stipulated by the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys, this course provides the accredited subjects which satisfy the educational requirements necessary for registration as a Trade Marks Attorney in Australia. Prospective students should check with the Professional Standards Board for specific subjects required to be completed for registration.

Study pathways

Graduate certificate candidates may apply to internally transfer to the Master of Intellectual Property. Successful candidates are not awarded the graduate certificate but subjects undertaken within the graduate certificate are applied towards the Master of Industrial Property. General and course-specific credit recognition information regarding the Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice is available at postgraduate course information.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $23,580 No
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Online/Off-campus : 0.5 years

Further information

This course is only available by distance mode. International students are not eligible for a student visa to study this course in Australia.

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