Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Brisbane: The Bar Association Queensland, Inns of Court, 107 North Quay
1 pt Substantive Law
Many intellectual property disputes settle at the time of determination of an application for interim or interlocutory injunctive relief. A well prepared application for relief at the interlocutory stage often results in the real issues in dispute being brought to the fore and sensible outcomes being identified. Where intellectual property is a “mission critical” component of an enterprise, the cost, delay and uncertainty often associated with a full trial may threaten commercial viability of the entire organisation.
Failing to understanding what an application for interlocutory injunctive relief is, or how to prepare properly for one, may result in an enterprise failing to realise the opportunity for a speedy and productive resolution of the substantive dispute. Whether the infringer is a joint venturer, a competitor in the market place or a former employee, time is of the essence.
• Latest updates on the law relating to interim and interlocutory injunctive relief
• Identification of the issues
• Relevant evidence to support the application to Court
• What needs to be in the brief to the barrister?
About the presenters
David Logan, Roma Mitchell Chambers
Since commencing practice at the Bar in 1990, David has established a commercial practice, extending to a variety of intellectual property, contract, property, and trade practices matters.
David’s practice has particular emphasis on intellectual property. He has appeared (at opposition, interlocutory, trial and appellate stages) and advised in relation to a wide range of intellectual property disputes, including trade marks, copyright, patent, design, plant breeder’s rights and confidential information matters. David also has expertise in the building and construction area.
Prior to his call to the Bar, David practised as a commercial litigation solicitor with Minter Ellison, where he represented clients primarily in intellectual property matters. He holds Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (graduating with First Class Honours and a University Medal) degrees from the University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford.
David has presented a number of conference papers, mainly on various intellectual property topics. He is also a qualified and experienced mediator.
Andrew Musgrave, Callinan Chambers
First admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1991, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Communications from the Queensland University of Technology.
Andrew’s practice involves advising work and dispute resolution relating to intellectual property and confidential information. Andrew appears in IP Australia and the State and Federal Courts in connection with trade marks, copyright and patents. Andrew also advised on and litigates issues concerning confidential information, ITC and domain name disputes. He has advised on and litigated matters pursuant to the auDA and the UDRP dispute resolution protocols.
Away from intellectual property Andrew also practices in building and construction and engineering disputes. This, together the intellectual property practice, also encompasses insurance issues including professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
Away from the field of dispute resolution Andrew has advised regarding mechanisms for intellectual property audits for businesses as diverse as aged care facilities to wineries. Andrew has advised industry on methods for avoiding the misuse of confidential information and intellectual property, the unauthorized access of data base and the misapplication of trade marks and trade dress.
Arrival & registration 4.45pm
Presentation: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Networking will follow the presentation, until 6.45pm
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