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Intellectual Property

Our primary concern is to provide comprehensive intellectual property advice that protects our clients’ interests.

Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property Group works with clients to take early and effective action to protect the engine room of their business before issues arise. We also assist our clients with effective dispute resolution strategies followed up by litigation, if necessary, as an important part of protecting their intellectual property. 

Expertise

We advise clients across a range of sectors, including animation, new media, information technology, construction, wine, clothing, advertising, publishing and finance. We advise them in the following areas:

  • development, protection and management of brand
  • domain names
  • design licensing and enforcement
  • patent licensing and enforcement
  • licensing
  • copyright
  • trade marks
  • trade practices
  • agreements
  • litigation for enforcement and defence
  • intellectual asset management plans.

With business becoming increasingly global, we have forged relationships with specialist law and patent attorney firms both in Australia and overseas so that we can protect our clients’ intellectual property wherever and whenever the need arises.

Experience

  • acting for a major digital music distribution company, including in connection with the establishment of a joint venture structure, the creation of a music streaming service, the supply of digital audio programming, drafting and negotiating content licences, drafting customer terms and conditions, the development of digital apps and acting on the sale of the company
  • acting for a producer and distributor of educational video content and supplier of a cloud-based educational content platform on various aspects of its business, including international licensing and distribution arrangements and protection of the client’s intellectual property.
Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce

Partner

Melbourne

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Paul Venus

Paul Venus

Managing Partner

Brisbane

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Toby Boys

Toby Boys

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

22 March 2018 - Blog

Lessons in brand protection: A battle that brewed in Australian craft beer litigation

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Using terms in your branding that have a ‘descriptive’ quality i.e. that do not distinguish your product from other traders, can later be problematic when you want to stop other traders from using...

16 May 2017 - Blog

Apples, Pears and Pink Ladies

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Where an agreement containing an intellectual property licence is terminated prior to the expiration of the licence, the licence itself may not necessarily terminate...

21 December 2016 - Blog

Federal Court ruling acts as a warning against copyright infringement

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Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2016] FCA 1503 (Roadshow) On Thursday 15 December 2016, the Federal Court ordered Australias largest internet service providers (ISPs) to block the st...