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Madeleine Griffiths

Expertise

Madeleine is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Group in Melbourne with expertise in intellectual property law, media and defamation law, domain name law, and general commercial law, with a primary focus on trade mark protection, enforcement and disputes, branding and reputation management, copyright and related rights, and Australian consumer law.

Experience

Madeleine’s experience includes:

  • domestic and international trade mark registration and advice, trade mark portfolio management including preparing evidence and submissions in response to examiner’s reports
  • trade mark and branding disputes, initiation and defence of trade mark opposition proceedings, enforcement of trade marks in various infringement contexts
  • reputation and brand management advice, advice on domain name law, advice in relation to Australian consumer law disputes involving misleading and deceptive conduct and common law passing off
  • contract negotiation, review and advice for artists, creators, and producers of Australian film and television programs
  • acting for film and television producers from pre-production through to delivery, including preparation and negotiation of production transaction documents
  • defamation advisory, pre-publication clearance advice, and reputational disputes
  • drafting of contractual and licensing agreements in the areas of intellectual property law, media and entertainment law, and general commercial law, including advising on the enforcement of associated rights
  • advising on the legal framework for the use of material online and on social media platforms, and advising on related corporate and commercial matters
  • drafting of contractual and licensing agreements in the areas of technology, intellectual property law, media and entertainment law, and general commercial law, including advising on the enforcement of associated rights
  • advisory work for start-ups and technology companies relating to exploitation of intellectual property and related rights, including protecting and commercialising computer software, application software, and related information technology products and services.

Publications

29 September 2021 - Knowledge

Court awards damages to beauty clinic for ex-employee’s defamatory Instagram story

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

A beauty clinic has been awarded $82,500 in damages after an Instagram story posted by a former employee was found to be defamatory.

16 June 2021 - Knowledge

“Prosecco” geographical indication proceeds to registration in Singapore

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Intellectual Property

In a recent decision on 4 May 2021, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) found that a geographical indication application for “Prosecco” originating from Italy would be granted, and an opposition by an Australian manufacturer would fail on all grounds.

25 May 2021 - Knowledge

Facebook introduces new tools to restrict comments on public posts

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Under new measures introduced by Facebook in March this year, media and news companies will now be able to control and restrict who can comment on the public posts they publish on their Facebook pages.