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Professor Amanda Scardamaglia

Dean + Department Chair, Swinburne Law School


Professor Amanda Scardamaglia completed her LLB (Hons) and BA at The University of Melbourne before being admitted to practice as an Australian Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She has also completed her PhD in Law at The University of Melbourne. Her area of research is intellectual property law with a special focus on empirical and historical studies in trade mark law, branding, advertising and the consumer.  Amanda was a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow in 2015-2016 and was awarded a residential fellowship at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management at Bournemouth University in 2017. She is author of the book Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People Power and Place (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015). Her second book, Printed on Stone: The Lithographs of Charles Troedel  (Melbourne Books, 2020) was awarded the Victorian Premier's History Award in 2020.

Research interests

Intellectual property; Legal history; Trade marks; Brands; Advertising

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Intellectual Property Law - 480603
  • Law In Context Not Elsewhere Classified - 480499


Also published as: Scardamaglia, Amanda; Scardamaglia, A.
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