Intellectual Property Law Services

Experience

My interests and experience include - the strategic role of IP in the growth of a business, global aspects of IP management, counterfeiting strategies, international expansion into South-East Asia.
 Recent projects

  • Providing strategic and legal advice to an Australian company to enter Vietnam market

  • Negotiation and drafting of licences, assignments and transfers of copyright, trade mark, patent and design works;

  • Conducting litigation/applications concerning copyright, trade marks and designs in the Federal/Supreme Courts

  • Advising on the availability of trademarks, results of AIPO searches, prospects of infringement proceedings

  • Conducting trade mark opposition proceedings;

  • Conducting of trade mark infringement actions

  • Conducting patent infringement actions

  • Advising on the availability of interlocutory injunctions and prospects of infringement proceedings in relation to breaches of confidential information and trade secrets

  • Negotiating and drafting of confidentiality agreements:

  • Conducting litigation of abuse of confidential information/restraints of trade

  • Advising on counterfeiting strategies

  • Advising on organisations IP identification, protection and strategy


 Patents

 

The services I provide include:

  • General advice/opinion work
  • Negotiation and drafting of licences, assignments and transfers of patent rights;
  • Conduct of litigation applications concerning patent infringement
  • For example:
  • Breezway Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd v Preference Manufacturing Pte Ltd (No 3) [2013] FCA 67
  • Centor Australia Pty Ltd v RMD Industries Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 1135
  • AUS Fence Hire Pty Ltd v Thomas (2004) 61 IPR 287
  • GS Technologies Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council

 

Copyright

 

The services I provide include:

  • General advice/opinion work
  • Negotiation and drafting of licences, assignments and transfers of copyright works;
  • Conduct of litigation/applications concerning copyright infringement in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Queensland
  • For example, Sheldon and Hammond Pty Ltd v Metrokane Inc (2004) 61 IPR 1

 

Designs

 

The services I provide include:

  • General advice/opinion work
  • Negotiation and drafting of licences, assignments and transfers of registered designs;
  • Conduct of design infringement actions in the Federal Court
  • For example, Grace v Beaulieu of Australia Ltd (2004) 60 IPR 540

 

Trade Marks & Passing Off

 

The services I provide include:

  • General advice/opinion work
  • Including on availability of trademarks, results of AIPO searches, prospects of infringement proceedings
  • Negotiation and drafting of licences, assignments and transfers of trade mark rights (registered and common law);
  • Conduct of opposition proceedings;
  • Conduct of trade mark infringement actions (for example, Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd v Courier Publishing Pty Ltd & Assoc)

 

Confidential Information

 

The services I provide include:

  • General advice/opinion work
  • Including on the availability of interlocutory injunctions and prospects of infringement proceedings
  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements:
  • confidentiality agreements;
  • employment and contractors’ agreements;
  • sale and purchase agreements
  • Conduct of litigation of abuse of confidential information/restraints of trade