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Dr Tyrone Berger

Lecturer in Law, Deakin Law School, Deakin University

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 JD from 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 and Monash. He has published widely in the areas of IP and technology law and presented his research at local and international legal conferences.

Before arriving at Deakin, Tyrone worked as a policy officer 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 the national firm, MinterEllison.

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


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer in Law, Deakin Law School, Deakin University
  • 2020–2021
    Online Unit Coordinator (sessional), Digital Law Program, Faculty of Law, Monash University
  • 2015–2021
    Policy officer, Domestic Policy & Legislation, IP Australia
  • 2011–2015
    Lecturer in Law (sessional), Graduate School of Business & Law, RMIT University
  • 2012–2013
    Research assistant, ARC Discovery Project, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2010
    Lawyer & Trade Marks Attorney, MinterEllison


  • 2019 
    Monash University, PhD, Law
  • 2008 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Juris Doctor (JD)
  • 2002 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Research Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law (180115)