Staff profile - Samantha Christie

Ms Samantha Christie

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: Deakin Law School
Phone: +61 3 55633149 +61 3 55633149


Teaching Interests

Intellectual Property

Marketing law

Competition law


Research interests

Intellectual Property



Expressive form over function? The role of intent in copyright protection. IceTV and recent casesMs Samantha Christie (2010) vol. 21, pp. 186-201, Australian intellectual property journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1

Copyright protection of computer program structure in Australia : does it exist?Ms Samantha Christie (2008) vol. 19, pp. 163-177, Australian intellectual property journal, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

• “Tying the laces on copyright ownership – Dr Marten’s case” Inhouse Counsel  February 2004 Vol 7, No.4

• “Make sure your IP keeps pace with your business” Inhouse Counsel November 2003 Vol 7, No.2

 “Intent to use must be settled: ’Waltzing Matilda’ trade mark case” (appeal decision) Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin May 2003

• “Competition for colours: choose your trade mark out of left field” Trademark World  March 2003

• “‘Waltzing Matilda’-registrable as a trade mark or not?” (first instance decision) AAR IP Bulletin August 2002

• “Make way for…moral rights!” ARH IP & IT Bulletin June 2001

 “Moral Rights Laws” ARH Legal and Boardroom Update April 2001  

• “Protected Names for Wine Brands- which name not to choose” AAR IP Bulletin August/September 2003

• “Progress Report: ‘Waltzing Matilda’ trade mark case” (appeal decision) AAR IP Bulletin April 2003

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