Madeleine Griffiths


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.


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.


12 February 2019 - Knowledge

Delays to implementation of Australia’s open banking regime

#Data & Privacy

The open banking regime that was set to commence in July 2019 promoting transparency and allowing data sharing for consumers, has been delayed by a further eight months to allow for testing.

07 March 2016 - Knowledge

Copyright infringement of building plans leads Court to award $70,000 damages

#Intellectual Property

In a recent decision in the Queensland Supreme Court, Coles v Dormer & Ors (No 2) [2016] QSC 28, homeowner Stephen Coles was awarded a total of $70,000 in compensatory and additional damages for copyright infringement of the building plans relating to his home...

22 February 2016 - Knowledge

Metadata issue goes to Federal Court

#Data & Privacy

In the latest instalment of the Ben Grubb privacy case with Telstra, the matter has now been elevated to the Federal Court to consider, leaving the issue of whether metadata constitutes “personal information” for privacy law purposes uncertain....