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David is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. 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.

Best Lawyers named David as 2018 Lawyer of the year – Privacy and Data Security Law for Melbourne, Australia. He is listed as a “Best Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law and Gaming Law. Doyle’s Guide lists David as a recommended non-contentious intellectual property lawyer in 2018.

His professional affiliations include membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. David is a director of ASX-listed Environmental Clean Technologies Ltd and is the immediate past-President of the Bicycle Network, Australia’s representative body for transport and recreational cycling.