Intellectual Property & Trade Mark Disputes

Increasingly IP and trade marks represent key business assets. It is vital to protect these assets and the value they represent. Our lawyers advise Australian and international businesses on litigation and dispute resolution strategies for enforcing rights or defending claims of infringement made by another business. With experience across a range of industries and all IP and related rights regimes our lawyers can advise on disputes in competition law, copyright, trade marks, plant breeding rights and more.

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Our specific relevant experience includes:

  • Acted in the Supreme Court and High Court in a dispute relating to the overlap between the Copyright Act 1968 and the Designs Act in respect of boat hull designs and the registration carve-out for artistic craftsmanship
  • Acted for the plaintiff in the Federal Court in a breach of copyright claim
  • Acted for landowners in defending a Supreme Court claim for repudiation of an agreement with an architect to design their home, and for copyright infringement for use of the plans  
  • Acted for the claimant in Supreme Court proceedings concerning unauthorised access to and misappropriate of personal confidential information such as images communications and other items stored on a laptop and mobile phone and in an email account, seeking delivery up of the materials and restraints on dissemination of the information
  • Acted on different occassions for plaintiffs and  defendants in Supreme Court and District Court actions concerning use of confidential information

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