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Dr Tyrone Berger



Lecturer in Law


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Law School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Dr Tyrone Berger is a lecturer at Deakin Law School. Tyrone holds a PhD from Monash Law School, which won the 2019 Mollie Holman medal. He also has a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and degrees in Arts and Commerce from the University of Sydney. Tyrone’s previous academic positions include roles at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Monash University. He has published widely in the areas of IP and technology law and presented his research at local and international legal conferences. In 2023, Tyrone was a visiting scholar at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), Queen Mary University of London. 

Tyrone currently serves on the Faculty's Academic Integrity Committee and is an academic mentor for the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program (VCPEP). 

Before arriving at Deakin University, Tyrone worked as a policy advisor at IP Australia, the national IP office, in the Domestic Policy & Legislation section. He advised on current and emerging IP matters, developed changes to legislation, and represented IP Australia locally and abroad. Prior to this, Tyrone practised as a Lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney for a national law firm.

He is the author of Australian Design Law and Practice (Thomson Reuters, 2022) and has a forthcoming monograph, Technological Standardisation and Competition Law: The Impacts of Self-Regulation of Standard Essential Patents (Routledge, UK).

Tyrone is admitted as an Australian lawyer (NSW, Vic, WA) and was previously a registered Trade Marks Attorney.

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Research interests

Intellectual Property Law


Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand (IPSANZ)

International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)

IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network


You look familiar? Impact of 3D printing on industrial designs, Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, Hosted by IPIRA in cooperation with WIPO, WTO and several universities, online 9-12 February 2022

Designing GUIs: Current treatment of virtual or non-physical designs in Australia, IP & Media Law Conference, University of Melbourne 5–6 April 2018

Designing GUIs: Current treatment of virtual or non-physical designs in Australia, IP Scholars 3rd Works-in-Progress Conference, Singapore Management University 1–2 March 2018

Designing GUIs: Current treatment of virtual or non-physical designs in Australia, Law, Technology and Innovation Junior Scholars Forum, University of New South Wales 24 November 2017

Growing Union: Changing face of the Hague Agreement, European Policy for Intellectual Property, 11th Annual Conference, Oxford University, UK 3–6 September 2016


Mollie Holman medal, Monash University – Best Law PhD thesis 2019

Australia Day medal, IP Australia – Stakeholder engagement 2018

Teaching Excellence award, RMIT University – Contract Law 2014

Inaugural winner, Australian Intellectual Property Journal Essay Competition, Thomson Reuters 2012 (published at Trade Mark Dilution in Australia Revisited: How far have we come? (2012) 23(1) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 19-34)


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Australian Design and Law Practice

Tyrone Berger

(2023), Sydney, N.S.W., A1


COMPLEX REGIMES: Mapping Australia's Cyber Security Regulatory Landscape for Cloud Services

Tyrone Berger, Susanne Lloyd-Jones, Kayleen Manwaring, Rob Nicholls, Lyria Bennett Moses

(2023), Sydney, N.S.W., A6

research report/technical paper

'Substantial Similarity' under Australian Design Law: Application to 3D printing

Tyrone Berger

(2019), pp. 294-307, 3D printing and beyond : intellectual property and regulation, Northampton, Mass., B1-1

book chapter

Designing GUIs: current treatment of virtual or non-physical designs in Australia

Tyrone Berger

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 92-104, Queen Mary journal of intellectual property, Cheltenham, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Balancing barriers to trade and technical standards: Potential impact on ICT industries

Tyrone Berger

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 315-327, International Trade and Business Law Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Road to failure is paved with good excuses: Calls (again) to repeal s 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Tyrone Berger

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 191-194, Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Compulsory licensing of patents in Australia: Reforming the landscape or fencing us in?

Tyrone Berger

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 915-928, Monash University Law Review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Trade Mark Dilution in Australia Revisited: How far have we come?

Tyrone Berger

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 19-34, Australian Intellectual Property Journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Copyright in Standards: Open or shut case

Tyrone Berger

(2011), Vol. 29, pp. 106-112, Copyright Reporter, Redfern, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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