List G P Wallis 5182

Peter Wallis

Bar roll 2004 Admitted 1999
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law
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Peter Wallis practises primarily in general commercial law, class actions, intellectual property and competition law

Peter has substantial trial experience, having appeared in the Supreme Court and Federal Court in a wide range of interlocutory and final hearings. Peter was recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in 2014 in the area of litigation. 

Prior to joining the Bar, Peter was a Senior Associate at Allens Arthur Robinson, where he specialised in intellectual property, commercial litigation and competition law. While at Allens Arthur Robinson, Peter gained broad experience in a range of copyright, design, trade mark, patent and confidential information disputes.  Peter has appeared in a range of high profile class actions, including the Murrindindi bushfire class action in 2014 and 2015, the Aspen Pharmacare pharmaceutical class action in 2013 and the Centro shareholders class action in 2011.  

Peter is also regularly instructed on intellectual property law matters, having appeared in a wide range of copyright, trade mark and breach of confidence proceedings, primarily in the Federal Court. He has also acted in a wide range of general commercial matters as well as a large number of competition and energy matters on behalf of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Energy Regulator.  Notable recent cases include acting for AusNet Services in the Murrindindi bushfire class action and acting for Coca Cola in a trade mark infringement proceeding against Pepsi in respect of the Coke contour bottle.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 28

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Trade Marks
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Mon)

Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) (Melb)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Moama Bowling Club Ltd v The Thomson Group Pty Ltd [2014] VSCA 245

Moama Bowling Club Ltd v The Thomson Group Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 744

Cornerstone Hardware Brokers (Australia) Pty Ltd v Methven Australia Pty Ltd (2014) VCC 945

Austco Enterprises Pty Ltd v Tanduna Pty Ltd [2012] VCC 38

Re Style Ltd; Merim Pty Ltd v Style Ltd (2009) 255 ALR 63

Body Corporate No. 413424R v Sheppard (2008) 20 VR 362

Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd v Amcor Ltd (No. 3) [2008] FCA 1668

Body Corporate No 413424R v Sheppard [2007] VSC 179

Victoria University of Technology v Wilson (2006) 68 IPR 597

Youssef v Victoria University of Technology [2005] VSC 223

Thomopoulos v Faulks [2006] VSC 262

Class actions

Liesfield v AusNet Services (Murrindindi bushfire class action, briefed on behalf of AusNet Services)

Collin v Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) (2013) FCA 1336 (pharmaceutical class action briefed on behalf of Aspen Pharmacare)

Kirby v Centro Retail Ltd (No 6) [2012] FCA 650 (shareholder class action briefed on behalf of Centro)

Re Opes Prime Stockbroking Ltd (in Liq) (2009) 258 ALR 362

Intellectual Property

Coca Cola Company v PepsiCo Inc (No. 2) [2014] FCA 1287

Placitum Pty Ltd and Jim’s Group Pty LLM v Andreotta [2014] FCA 726

JT International SA v Commonwealth of Australia [2012] HCA 43

Attachmate Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence) (Federal Court and Copyright Tribunal of Australia)

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 16

Manderson M&F Consulting v Incitec Pivot Ltd [2011] VSCA 444

Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd v Dennis Family Homes Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2011] FCA 276

Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd v Dennis Family Homes Pty Ltd [2011] FCA 246

MMFC v Incitec Pivot Ltd [2010] VSC 63

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 577

Althaus v Australia Meat Holdings Pty Ltd [2009] QSC 5

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd [2009] FCA 577

Spatialinfo Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2006] FCA 950

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Khan (No. 2) (2006) 234 ALR 739

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd (2006) 236 ALR 143

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Khan (2006) 230 ALR 352

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Khan [2005] FMCA 500

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Luthra [2004] FMCA 1027

Trade Marks Office

B Seppelt & Sons Ltd v Blaxland Vineyards Limited [2014] ATMO 88 (Opposition)

BilyaraVinyards Pty Ltd v Guorong Xu [2014] ATMO 56 (Opposition)

Southcorp Brands Pty Ltd v CAN Industries Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 27 (Opposition)

Vina Concha Y Toro SA v Southcorp Brands Pty Ltd [2012] ATMO 107 (Opposition

Competition Law

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) v Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 487

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v HP Superstore Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1317

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v Launceston Superstore Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1315

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v Moonah Superstore Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1314

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v Salecomp Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1316

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Neighbourhood Energy [2012] FCA 1357

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Hercules Iron Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 1182

Jefferson Ford Pty Ltd v Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd (2008) 246 ALR 465

Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited v Jefferson Ford Pty Ltd [2007] FCA 998

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 3) (2007) 244 ALR 673

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 2) (2007) 239 ALR 762

Australian Competition Tribunal

Application by Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Ltd (No 2) [2011] ACompT 5

Application by Energy Australia (No 2) [2009] ACompT 9

Application by EnergyAustralia and Others [2009] ACompT 8

Application by EnergyAustralia [2009] ACompT 7

Memberships

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association