Copyright - Australia

Expert advice on copyright law

We draw on our commercial insights, industry understanding and deep copyright expertise to protect and enforce your copyrights and defend you against copyright infringement allegations.

Our copyright lawyers develop innovative solutions to the complex commercial and legal problems associated with emerging technologies and online trends. We are also expert in advising and preparing submissions in relation to government inquiries and law reform proposals in the copyright arena.

We advise clients on:

  • Copyright clearance and ownership/chain of title issues
  • Copyright protection and  enforcement
  • Enforcement of technological protection measures for copyright works
  • Exploitation of copyright through licensing and assignments
  • Copyright due diligence
  • Avoiding infringements of third party copyright and permitted uses of copyright works
  • Protection and enforcement of databases through database right and copyright

Track record in copyright cases

From the largest award of damages in an Australian anti-piracy case to the Australian authority on accessorial liability of company directors, our law firm has been involved in landmark copyright litigation and has an enviable track record.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

On 25 August 2017, the Government tabled its long-awaited response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations in relation to Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.

28 August 2017

Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.

29 April 2016

We focus on website blocking injunctions, as one measure that has been used or introduced to tackle online copyright infringement.

13 January 2016

Copyright: The Senate has passed controversial new reforms empowering the Federal Court of Australia to issue website blocking injunctions against ISPs.

23 June 2015