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Paul Sugden is a lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.

He completed a BA (majoring in economics and history), an LLB (Qld), and an LLM, in intellectual property law and comparative anti-trust law, at the University of London.

Paul was a solicitor for 14 years practicing in the field of commercial law and specialising in intellectual property and corporate restructuring with international and specialist law firms. He also worked at University of Queensland, teaching law.

He was the honorary solicitor to Australian Textile Fibre Forum Ltd on intellectual property issues for the use of artistic works for 16 years. He has advised  VACC on intellectual property issues in the motor industry. Paul was the Queensland Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. for six years.
He won a Victorian Government tender for development of the Workshop Module in Entrepreneurship on Intellectual Property Laws. This course is an initiative of the Victorian Government to focus on the skills and knowledge required by entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into a business. The course is to be presented in five separate workshop modules focusing on the accounting, marketing and legal environments of innovation from the idea to business.

Paul has written articles for refereed and professional journals on remedies in intellectual property law, credit law and business law.

His field of research examines the relevance and effects of intellectual property law on business organisations and information technology.

Monash Subjects I have taught in, established and coordinated the following subjects:
BTB1010 Commercial law
BTC3641/BTC4461 Information technology Law 
BTF5020 Intellectual Property Laws
BTF5120 Information technology  law -Australian  law version
BTF5020 Intellectual property laws - SE Asia comparative in Hong Kong (separate version)
BTF5120 Information technology law - Australian law version
BTF5120 Information technology law - SE Asian comparison in Hong Hong (separate version)
BTF5150 Intellectual property and marketing law
BTF5150 Marketing law
BTF5900 Major research project
BTF5903 Law and business decisions
BTF5904 Law and commercial business decisions
BTF9120 Intellectual property laws
BTG1202 Contract law
BTH2012 Biotechnology regulation, law and ethics
BTH3012 Biotechnology science, industry and commercialisation
BTP3650  Sports law
BTW1200 Business law
BTW2141 Communications law
BTW2161 Tourism law
BTW3641 Information technology Law
BTX3900 Research project in business law and taxation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions