David is a Partner in the Intellectual Property and
Technology Team at Gadens in Melbourne. He works with clients on a range of
commercial intellectual property matters and has built up a strong trade
promotions and marketing law practice.
David has broad experience in intellectual property and technology law. He
has a particular focus on:
- Consumer law (misleading conduct; consumer
warranties; product safety; unfair terms).
- Information technology and telecommunications
(software and hardware procurement; services agreements; regulatory issues;
corporate governance; software licensing).
- Intellectual property (IP licensing; sale of
IP assets; due diligence; infringement and 'freedom to operate' advice;
confidentiality agreements; copyright advice; trade mark filings).
- Marketing, media and consumer goods (social
media; spam law; advertising standards and clearances; trade promotions;
loyalty programs; charitable fundraising; food labelling).
- Privacy law (compliance audits; risk
management for offshoring of data; avoiding and responding to data breaches;
privacy complaints; privacy contractual disputes).
His clients include many of Australia's leading blue chip companies and
government and regulatory bodies. He is regularly called upon to write articles
and present at seminars and conferences.
David has been recognised as a 'Best Lawyer' by Best Lawyers since 2014. He is currently listed as a 'Best Lawyer' for Intellectual property law, Information technology law and Privacy and data security law. He is recommended by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Commercialisation & IP Transactions Lawyer.
professional affiliations include membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Intellectual Property
Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) and the International Association
of Privacy Professionals. David is a director of ASX-listed Environmental Clean
Technologies Ltd and is Vice President of the Bicycle Network, Australia’s
representative body for transport and recreational cycling.