Professor Michael Handler

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).

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Books

Burrell R; Handler M, 2016, Australian Trade Mark Law, 2nd, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/law/ip_it__and__communications_law/9780195519648

Burrell RG; Handler M, 2016, Australian Trade Mark Law, Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Bowrey K; Handler M; Nicol D; Weatherall K, 2015, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Bowrey K; Handler M; Nicol D, 2010, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Handler L; Handler M, 2008, Mason & Handler’s Introduction to the Succession Act 2006: The Law of Wills, LexisNexis Butterworths, North Ryde

Edited Books

Bowrey KA; Handler M, (ed.), 2014, Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Bowrey KA; Handler M; Nicol D, (eds.), 2011, Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Journal articles

Handler M, 2018, 'Reconsidering the Need for Defences to Permit Disclosures of Confidential Copyright Material on Public Interest Grounds', Journal of Equity, vol. 12, pp. 195 - 227

Handler M, 2018, 'Disentangling Functionality, Distinctiveness and Use in Australian Trade Mark Law', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 42, pp. 55 - 116, https://law.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/2892682/02-Handler.pdf

Handler M, 2016, 'What Can Harm the Reputation of a Trademark? A Critical Re-evaluation of Dilution by Tarnishment', Trademark Reporter, vol. 106, pp. 639 - 692, http://www.inta.org/TMR/Documents/Volume%20106/vol106_no3_a1.pdf

Burrell R; Handler M, 2016, 'Reputation in European Trade Mark Law: A Re-examination', ERA Forum, vol. 17, pp. 85 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12027-016-0419-2

Burrell R; Handler M, 2016, 'A Requiem for Champagne Heidsieck: Trade Mark Use and Parallel Importation', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 26, pp. 110 - 130

Handler M, 2015, 'Grey Skies and Silver Linings: A Critical Assessment of Trade Mark Distinctiveness under Australian Law, Part 2', Intellectual Property Forum, vol. 102, pp. 15 - 30

Handler M, 2015, 'All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Critical Assessment of Trade Mark Distinctiveness under Australian Law, Part 1', Intellectual Property Forum, vol. 101, pp. 14 - 27, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=327366802451047;res=IELAPA

Handler M, 2014, ''Relocating the Law of Geographcial Indications' by Dev Gangjee', IP Law Book Review, vol. 4, pp. 21 - 31, http://gguiplc.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Handler_Relocating.114154616.pdf

Handler M; Burrell R, 2014, 'Reconciling Use-based and Registration-based Rights within the Trade Mark System: What the Problems with Section 58A of the Trade Marks Act Tell Us', Federal Law Review, vol. 42, pp. 91 - 119, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=380159696215662;res=IELHSS

Handler M; Burrell R, 2013, 'Zombie Marks? Ceased Registrations, Failed Applications and Citation Objections under Section 44 of the Trade Marks Act', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 23, pp. 206 - 221, http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=I1e37f274062011e3adbfb9615dbce3ce&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1

Burrell R; Handler M, 2012, 'Rethinking the Presumption of Registrability in Trade Mark Law', Monash University Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 148 - 172

Burrell R; Handler M, 2011, 'The PPSA and Registered Trade Marks: When Bureaucratic Systems Collide', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 34, pp. 600 - 627, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=441466283444419;res=IELHSS

Burrell R; Handler M, 2008, 'Dilution and Trademark Registration', Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 17, pp. 713 - 756

Handler M, 2007, 'Trade Mark Dilution in Australia?', European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 29, pp. 307 - 318

Burrell R; Handler M, 2007, 'The Intersection between Registered and Unregistered Trade Marks', Federal Law Review, vol. 35, pp. 375 - 397

Handler M, 2006, 'The WTO Geographical Indications Dispute', Modern Law Review, vol. 69, pp. 70 - 80

Handler M, 2005, 'The Distinctive Problem of European Trade Mark Law', European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 29, pp. 306 - 312

Handler M, 2004, 'The EU's Geographical Indications Agenda and its Potential Impact on Australia', Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 15, pp. 173 - 195

Burrell R; Handler M, 2003, 'Making Sense of Trade Mark Law', Intellectual Property Quarterly, pp. 388 - 410

Handler M, 2003, 'Before the High Court: The Panel Case and Television Broadcast Copyright', Sydney Law Review, vol. 25, pp. 391 - 408

Handler M; Rolph D, 2003, 'A Real Pea Souper: The Panel Case and the Development of the Fair Dealing Defences to Copyright Infringement in Australia', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 27, pp. 381 - 422

Handler M, 1999, 'Internet Domain Names and Trade Mark Law', Digital Technology Law Journal, vol. 1, pp. 4 - 4

Book Chapters

Handler M; Hudson E, 2019, 'Fair Use As an Advance on Fair Dealing? Depolarising the Debate', in Balganesh S; Ng-Loy W-L; Sun H (ed.), , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Burrell R; Handler M, 2019, 'Keyword Advertising and Actionable Consumer Confusion', in Aplin T (ed.), , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK

Burrell R; Handler M, 2019, 'Trademark Transactions in Common Law Countries: Liberalisation and Its Limits', in Calboli I; Ginsburg J (ed.), , Cambridge University Press, New York

Handler M, 2018, 'What Should Constitute Infringement of a Non-Traditional Mark? The Role of "Trademark Use"', in Calboli I; Senftleben M (ed.), , Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 165 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198826576.003.0009

Handler M, 2017, 'Recoding Famous Brands in Advertising and in Entertainment Products: Case Studies on the So-called Harms of Trade Mark Dilution', in Richardson M; Ricketson S (ed.), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 290 - 315

Burrell R; Handler M, 2016, 'Registering Security Interests over Trademarks in Australia: Theory and Practice', in Calboli I; De Werra J (ed.), The Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions: A Global and Local Outlook, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 197 - 219

Handler M, 2016, 'Rethinking GI Extension', in Gangjee DS (ed.), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Geographical Indications, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 146 - 182

Handler M; Mercurio B, 2015, 'Intellectual Property', in Lester S; Mercurio B; Bartels L (ed.), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 324 - 363

Bowrey KA; Handler M, 2014, 'Instituting Copyright: Reconciling Copyright Law and Industry Practice in the Australian Film and Television Sector', in Bowrey KA; Handler M (ed.), Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 140 - 169, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/law/intellectual-property/law-and-creativity-age-entertainment-franchise?format=HB

Bowrey KA; Handler M, 2014, 'Franchise Dynamics, Creativity and the Law', in Bowrey K; Handler M (ed.), Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 3 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139626781.002

Handler M; Burrell R, 2011, 'GI Blues: The Global Disagreement over Geographical Indications', in Bowrey K; Handler M; Nicol D (ed.), Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 126 - 144

Handler M; Mercurio BC, 2009, 'Intellectual Property', in Lester S; Mercurio B (ed.), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 308 - 341

Handler M, 2007, 'Continuing Problems with Film Copyright', in MacMillan F (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law: Volume 6, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 173 - 195

Handler M, 2006, 'Television Broadcast Copyright: The Australian Experience', in Macmillan F (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law: Volume 2, edn. 2, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 159 - 178

Reports

Alexander I; Bowrey KA; Giblin R; Handler M; McKeough J; Pappalardo K; Ricketson S; Suzor N; Weatherall K, 2018, Submission to the Department of Communications and the Arts, Copyright Modernisation Consultation, https://www.communications.gov.au/sites/g/files/net301/f/submissions/alexander_et_al.pdf

Handler M; Burrell R, 2018, Submission 5 to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, Inquiry into the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Economics/IntellectualProperty2018/Submissions

Handler M; Burrell R, 2017, Submission to the Australian Government on Productivity Commission Inquiry Report, Intellectual Property Arrangements (Report No. 78, 23 September 2016), https://industry.gov.au/innovation/Michael-Handler-and-Robert-Burrell.docx

Weatherall K; Bowrey KA; Handler M; Alexander I, 2016, Submission to Department of Communications on exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Cth)

Bowrey KA; Alexander I; Bond C; Burrell R; Greenleaf G; Handler M; Nicol D; Neilsen J; Weatherall K, 2016, Submission 505 to Productivity Commission, Intellectual Property Arrangements: Draft Report, http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/201520/subdr505-intellectual-property.pdf

Burrell R; Handler M, 2015, Submission 92 to Productivity Commission, Intellectual Property Arrangements: Issues Paper

Weatherall K; Handler M; Alexander I, 2015, Submission 99 to Productivity Commission, Intellectual Property Arrangements: Issues Paper, http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/194857/sub099-intellectual-property.pdf

Alexander I; Burrell R; Handler M; Hudson E; Weatherall K, 2014, Submission to Attorney-General's Department and Department of Communications, Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2490744

Burrell R; Handler M, 2014, Response to Attorney-General's Department, Review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, Consultation Paper 2, https://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Documents/PPSReview/ResponsesToPaper2/PPSReviewConsultationPaper2Response01.pdf

Burrell R; Handler M; Hudson E; Weatherall K, 2013, Submission 713 to Australian Law Reform Commission on Discussion Paper 79: Copyright and the Digital Economy, http://www.alrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/subs/713._org_internationalipresearchers.pdf

Burrell R; Handler M; Hudson E; Weatherall K, 2013, Submission 716 to Australian Law Reform Commission on Discussion Paper 79: Copyright and the Digital Economy, Australian Law Reform Commission, http://www.alrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/subs/716._org_r_burrell__m_handler_e_hudson_k_weatherall.pdf

Burrell R; Handler M, 2012, Submission to IP Australia on exposure draft of the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (Cth)

Burrell R; Handler M; Hudson E; Weatherall K, 2012, Submission 278 to Australian Law Reform Commission on Issues Paper 42: Copyright and the Digital Economy, Australian Law Reform Commission, http://www.alrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/subs/278.burrellhandlerhudsonweatherall.pdf

Handler M, 2012, Australia and the South Pacific in M. Senftleben (ed), Study on Misappropriation of Signs, World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, WIPO, CDIP/9/INF/5

Handler M; Burrell R, 2011, Submission to IP Australia on exposure draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 (Cth), http://ipaustralia.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=22168050

Handler M; Burrell R, 2005, Commercialisation and Management of Intellectual Property – Guidelines for Researchers and Research Managers, Canprint, Canberra, 05-005

Other

Handler M, 2019, Review of 'Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development and Culture: Focus on Asia-Pacific' by I. Calboli and W-L. Ng-Loy (eds), Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, vol. 9, pp. 122 - 124, Edward Elgar Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/qmjip.2019.01.07

Handler M, 2018, Review of 'International Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Way: Pathways to Interoperability' by E. Ng and G. Austin (eds), Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, vol. 13, pp. 337 - 338, Oxford University Press (OUP), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpy022

Bowrey K; Handler M, 2016, 'Medicare Logo Case Shows the Urgent Need to Update Australia's IP Laws', The Conversation, 30 November 2016, https://theconversation.com/medicare-logo-case-shows-the-urgent-need-to-update-australias-ip-laws-69458

Handler M, 2007, Review of 'Copyright Law in the Digital Society: The Challenges of Multimedia' by T. Aplin, European Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 422 - 424, Sweet & Maxwell

Handler M, 2005, 'Lessons from the Google News Controversy', openDemocracy, 16 December 2005, http://www.opendemocracy.net/media-copyrightlaw/google_3130.jsp

Conference Presentations

Handler M, 2014, 'Trade Mark Dilution by Tarnishment: A Critical Re-evaluation', presented at Seminar Series, University of Auckland Business School, 17 September 2014 - 17 September 2014

Handler M, 2012, 'A Critical Look at Trade Mark Dilution by Tarnishment in the EU and US', presented at Faculty of Law Seminar Series, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 04 September 2012 - 04 September 2012

Handler M, 2008, 'The Legal Protection of High Technology in Australia', presented at Peking University Law School, Beijing, 06 June 2008 - 06 June 2008

Handler M, 2002, 'Use “As a Trade Mark” in the Context of Trade Mark Infringement', presented at Faculty of Law, The Australian National University, Canberra, 18 July 2002 - 18 July 2002

Handler M, 'Interpreting the Trade Marks Act: What Can Be Learned from Recent Case Law on Substantial Identity', presented at Innovation and Intellectual Property, Federal Court of Australia - Law Council of Australia Joint Conference, Melbourne

Handler M, 'Functional Trade Marks: Time for Australia to Adopt a New Approach?', presented at IP Australia, Canberra

Handler M, 'The Myth of Dilution by Tarnishment', presented at Intellectual Property Law Speakers' Series, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 19 September 2016 - 19 September 2016

Handler M, 'Zombie Marks? Ceased Registrations, Failed Applications and Citation Objections', presented at Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA), Adelaide, 12 March 2013 - 12 March 2013

Handler M, 'Zombie Marks? Ceased Registrations, Failed Applications and Citation Objections', presented at Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA), Sydney, 04 March 2013 - 04 March 2013

Handler M, 'Zombie Marks? Ceased Registrations, Failed Applications and Citation Objections', presented at Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA), Melbourne, 28 February 2013 - 28 February 2013

Handler M, 'A Real Pea Souper”: The Panel Case and the Development of the Fair Dealing Defences to Copyright Infringement in Australia', presented at ACIPA Seminar Series, The Australian National University, Canberra, 10 April 2003 - 10 April 2003

Handler M, 'A Real Pea Souper”: The Panel Case and the Development of the Fair Dealing Defences to Copyright Infringement in Australia', presented at ACIPA Seminar Series, Brisbane, 27 February 2003 - 27 February 2003

Handler M, 'Determining the Boundaries of Copyright Subject Matter', presented at 9th Annual ACIPA Copyright Conference, Copyright: Unlucky For Some?, Brisbane, 13 February 2004 - 13 February 2004

Handler M, 'Television Broadcast Copyright: The Australian Experience', presented at Arts and Humanities Research Board Annual Conference on New Directions in Copyright, Birkbeck School of Law, London, 29 June 2004 - 30 June 2004

Handler M, 'The EU's Geographical Indications Agenda and its Potential Impact on Australia', presented at ACIPA Seminar Series, The Australian National University, Canberra, 02 September 2004 - 02 September 2004

Handler M, 'Lessons from the Google News Copyright Controversy', presented at Google: Infinite Library, Copyright Pirate or Monopolist?, National Institute for Social Sciences and Law Forum, Canberra, 09 December 2005 - 09 December 2005

Handler M, 'Continuing Problems with Film Copyright', presented at Arts and Humanities Research Council Annual Conference on New Directions in Copyright, Birkbeck School of Law, London, 27 June 2006 - 28 June 2006

Handler M, 'Trade Mark Dilution in Australia?', presented at Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), Melbourne, 26 July 2007 - 26 July 2007

Handler M, 'Section 120(3) and the Dilution Mirage', presented at Trademark Regatta - Asia Pacific, International Trade Mark Association (INTA), Sydney, 11 March 2008 - 12 March 2008

Handler M, 'Trade Marks and Geographical Indications in the AUSFTA', presented at 2009 Fulbright Symposium: The US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: The Last Five Years, the Next Five Years, Canberra, 24 August 2009 - 25 August 2009

Handler M, 'Use of a Trade Mark and Use as a Trade Mark: Recent Australian Developments', presented at Australasian IP Academics Conference, University of New South Wales, 04 February 2011 - 05 February 2011

Handler M, 'Dilution: The Current Landscape, or, Is There a There There?', presented at Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), Sydney, 25 August 2011 - 25 August 2011

Handler M, 'Trademarks and Enforcement in Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements', presented at WTO Advanced Regional Seminar for WTO Members and Observers in Asia and the Pacific, Challenges of Branding in a Developing World, Singapore, 14 November 2011 - 18 November 2011

Handler M, 'Collective Ownership of Geographical Terms - A Comparative Overview', presented at WTO Advanced Regional Seminar for WTO Members and Observers in Asia and the Pacific, Challenges of Branding in a Developing World, Singapore, 14 November 2011 - 18 November 2011

Handler M, 'Trademarks, Domain Names and New gTLDs: Legal Issues', presented at WTO Advanced Regional Seminar for WTO Members and Observers in Asia and the Pacific, Challenges of Branding in a Developing World, Singapore, 14 November 2011 - 18 November 2011

Handler M, 'The Personal Property Securities Act and Registered Trade Marks', presented at Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), Sydney, 27 March 2012 - 27 March 2012

Handler M, 'How Does the Personal Property Securities Act Intersect with IP Laws?', presented at LexisNexis Personal Property Securities 2012 Conference, Sydney, 14 June 2012 - 14 June 2012

Handler M, 'Zombie Marks? Ceased Registrations, Failed Applications and Citation Objections', presented at Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA), Sydney, 26 February 2013 - 26 February 2013

Handler M, 'Trade Marks and Plain Packaging: Lessons from the Australian Experience', presented at VU Centre for Law and Governance, International Lecture Series, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 20 June 2013 - 20 June 2013

Bowrey K; Handler M, 'Instituting Copyright: Reconciling Copyright Law and Industry Practice in the Buying and Selling of TV Formats', presented at 5th Annual International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) Workshop, Cultural Economy and Intellectual Property, Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2), 26 June 2013 - 28 June 2013

Handler M, 'What is the Relationship between Passing Off and Consumer Protection Legislation? What Should it Be?', presented at The Consumer in Trade Mark Law Workshop, University of Sydney, 19 August 2013 - 19 August 2013

Handler M, 'How Non-Legal Conceptions of the Consumer Can Help Trade Mark Law', presented at Can We Test Trade Mark's Image of the Consumer? Interdisciplinary Workshop, Broome, WA, 22 August 2013 - 23 August 2013

Handler M, 'A Critical Assessment of Trade Mark Distinctiveness and Descriptiveness under Australian Law', presented at 28th Annual Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 19 September 2014 - 21 September 2014

Handler M, 'What Can Harm the Reputation of a Trade Mark? A Critical Re-Evaluation of Dilution by Tarnishment', presented at 6th Annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, San Diego, 04 May 2015 - 04 May 2015

Handler M, 'Orders for Removal of Trade Marks from the Register and for the Cancellation of Registrations: Unresolved Issues', presented at Federal Court of Australia/Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section), Judges' Intellectual Property Workshop, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 28 August 2015 - 29 August 2015

Handler M, 'What Can Harm the Reputation of a Trade Mark? A Critical Re-Evaluation of Dilution by Tarnishment', presented at Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL) and Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA), 2015 IP and Media Law Conference, University of Melbourne, 23 November 2015 - 24 November 2015

Handler M, 'Non-traditional Trade Marks in Australia: Managing Competition Concerns in the Absence of a Functionality Exclusion', presented at INTA Annual General Meeting, Orlando, FL, 23 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Handler M, 'Fair Use As an Advance on Fair Dealing: Which Points of Difference Don't Matter, and Which Ones Do?', presented at Comparative Dimensions of Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright, National University of Singapore, 21 July 2016 - 22 July 2016

Handler M, 'Reconciling Copyright Law and Industry Practice in the Australian Film and Television Sector', presented at Corporate Innovation and Policy Seminar, University of San Diego School of Law, 07 September 2016 - 07 September 2016

Handler M, 'The Myth of Dilution by Tarnishment', presented at Intellectual Property Law Speakers' Series, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, 15 September 2016 - 15 September 2016

Handler M, 'Trademark Law and Reputational Harm: The Limits of Antidilution Measures', presented at Faculty Colloquium, University of San Diego School of Law, 16 September 2016 - 16 September 2016

Handler M, 'What Should Constitute Infringement of a Non-Traditional Mark? The Role of Trade Mark Use', presented at The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks: Critical Perspectives, Singapore Management University, 26 January 2017 - 27 January 2017

Handler M; Burrell R, 'Cluttering', presented at Trade Marks at the Disciplinary Border: Current Australian Interdisciplinary and Empirical Research in Trade Mark Law, University of Melbourne, 20 February 2017 - 20 February 2017

Handler M, 'Disentangling Functionality, Distinctiveness and Use: The Australian Experience', presented at 8th Annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, Barcelona, 23 May 2017 - 23 May 2017

Handler M, 'Inherent Distinctiveness and Foreign Language Trade Marks: Cantarella Bros v Modena Trading - 3 Years On', presented at Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), Sydney, 28 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Handler M; Burrell R, 'Relative Grounds of Refusal Beyond Double Identity, and Non-Traditional Trade Marks', presented at Benchmarking Course for Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Singapore, 19 September 2017 - 19 September 2017

Handler M, 'Inventing Harm: Reassessing the Origins and Reception of the First Trade Mark Anti-Dilution Statutes', presented at 36th ATRIP Congress, The Object and Purpose of Intellectual Property, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, 24 October 2017 - 26 October 2017

Handler M, 'Revisiting Public Interest Defences to Copyright Infringement and Breach of Confidence: Do Equitable Doctrines Provide the Answer?', presented at Journal of Equity Conference, Intellectual Property and Equity, Sydney, 01 March 2018 - 01 March 2018

Handler M, 'Insights into Substantial Identity', presented at 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 07 September 2018 - 09 September 2018

Handler M, 'Rethinking Trade Mark Exhaustion: Does Australia's New Defence Offer a Way Forward?', presented at Limitations on Trademark Rights from Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Hong Kong, 07 January 2019 - 08 January 2019

Handler M, 'Rethinking Trade Mark Exhaustion: Does Australia's New Defence Offer a Way Forward?', presented at 10th Annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, Boston, 21 May 2019 - 21 May 2019

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)

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

Teaching Activity

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)