Staff profile - Vicki Huang

Ms Vicki Huang

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Law
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92468090 +61 3 92468090


Biography summary

Vicki Huang is a law lecturer at Deakin University. Ms Huang graduated from the Melbourne Law School with first class honours. She also attended Columbia University Law School on a Burton Memorial Fellowship and graduated with an L.L.M. with honours as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Prior to her appointment at Deakin, Ms Huang was a sessional lecturer at the Melbourne Law School.  Ms Huang previously worked for the Federal Court of Australia as a Research Associate to the Hon. Justice Finkelstein.  She also worked for a number of years at law firms in Melbourne (Ashursts) and California (Morrison Foerster) with a focus on litigation and intellectual property law.  She was admitted to practice in Victoria and is admitted to the State Bar of California.  Ms Huang is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne.  Her research focusses on all aspects of intellectual property law and empirical research methods into law.  She currently teaches property law, corporations law and marketing law.


  • Master of Laws, Columbia University (USA), 2008
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013


Subjects and units currently teaching

MLL327 Property Law

MLM790 Marketing Law (Masters)

Conferences and seminars

• Brands and the Challenges of Grey Markets - Panellist, 26 October 2011, IPRIA Public Seminar, University of Melbourne.

• The Use of Survey Evidence in US Trademark Litigation - Panellist, 23 July 2014, CMCL Seminar, University of Melbourne.


Awards and prizes

• Australian Postgraduate Award (PhD scholarship 2011)
• Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Award (Columbia University) (2008)
• Burton Memorial Fellowship (Columbia University scholarship) (2007)
• Prize for Trade Mark Law and Unfair Competition (Melbourne Law School 2003)



• Vicki Huang, Kimberlee Weatherall and Elizabeth Webster, 'The Use of Survey Evidence in Australian Trade Mark and Passing Off Cases in Kenyon, Andrew T.; Loon, Ng-Loy Wee and Richardson, Megan (eds), The Law of Reputation and Brands in the Asia Pacific, Cambridge University Press, (2012), 181-202.
• James Pooley and Vicki Huang, ‘Multi-National Patent Litigation: Management of Discovery and Settlement Issues and the Role of the Judiciary' (2012) 22 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, 46.

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