ANZSCO code – 271214 Intellectual Property Lawyer

ANZSCO code 271214

Intellectual Property Lawyer


Provides legal advice, prepares and drafts legal documents, and conducts negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with protecting intellectual capital, utilising patent law, copyright law and licensing. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Assessing Authority

  • Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)


  • Patent Attorney
  • Trade Mark Attorney

 Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.

Unit Group 2712: Judicial and Other Legal Professionals


Hear legal and other matters in courts and tribunals; interpret, analyse, administer and provide advice on the law; and draft legislation.

Indicative Skill Level In Australia and New Zealand: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least five years of relevant experience. Judges require appointment by the government or crown and must have been a Magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least seven years standing. Magistrates must have been a legal practitioner of at least five years standing (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). Registration or licensing may be required. 


  • Researching statutes and previous court decisions relevant to cases
  • Conducting trials and hearings
  • Calling and questioning witnesses
  • Hearing and evaluating arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
  • Deciding penalties and sentences within statutory limits, such as fines, bonds and detention, awarding damages in civil matters, and issuing court orders
  • Exercising arbitral powers if resolution is not achieved or seems improbable through conciliation
  • Preparing settlement memoranda and obtaining signatures of parties
  • Advising government of legal, constitutional and parliamentary matters and drafting bills and attending committee meetings during consideration of bills
  • Preparing advice on matters associated with intellectual property rights
  • Advising clients and agents on legal and technical matters

 Other occupations in this Unit Group

  • 271211: Judge
  • 271212: Magistrate
  • 271213: Tribunal Member
  • 271299: Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec