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Professor of Law, Monash University

Mark Davison is the author of several major works relating to intellectual property and competition law and is a special counsel with Knightsbridge Lawyers. He has written The Legal Protection of Databases, a book published in the intellectual property series of Cambridge University Press and is the co-author of the third and fourth editions of Shanahan’s Australian Law of Trade Mark and Passing Off, the leading reference work on Australian trade mark law, and Australian Intellectual Property Law, published by Cambridge University Press. He has also published two casebooks dealing with competition law and aspects of consumer protection and is co-author of the 4th edition of Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary published by Lexis Nexis. In addition to his doctorate on sui generis protection of databases, he has a diploma in Indonesian language and studies and he is the winner of four Australian Research Council grants. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Besides teaching in the postgraduate and undergraduate courses at Monash, he has taught in various projects in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.


  • 2005–present
    Professor , Faculty of Law Monash University


  • 2001 
    Monash University , PhD in law

Research Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law (180115)