Siobhan also advises and appears in trade practices, passing-off, copyright and designs matters. Siobhan practises in all Federal and State Courts and is also a registered trade mark attorney.
Siobhan regularly appears before the Registrar of Trade Marks in oppositions, removal applications and registrability cases.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation
- Confidential Information
- Copyright & Designs
- Information Technology
- Media & Entertainment
- Trade Marks
- Consumer Law
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Paul's Retail Pty Ltd v Lonsdale Australia Ltd (2012) 294 ALR 72;  FCAFC 130 and  FCA 724, with R Cobden SC and JS Cooke; Lonsdale Australia Ltd v Paul's Retail Pty Ltd with G Clarke SC - Trade Mark infringement - scope of parallel importation defence - interlocutory injunction - expedited trial and appeal.
Delta Metallics Pty Ltd v King  FCA 1119 and  FCA 1328 - Counsel for Delta Metallics in trade mark infringement ("WHITE COLLAR BOXING"), s 52 TPA, s 18 ACL, passing off and contempt. Injunctions and account of profits ordered. Contempt found with indemnity costs ordered.
UCP Gen Pharma AG v Mesoblast Inc (2012) 95 IPR 562; FCA 210 and  500 - Counsel for UCP Gen Pharma. Successfully opposed trade mark removal application on appeal from the Trade Marks Office. Successsfully resisted leave to appeal application in Mesoblast Inc v UCP Gen Pharma AG  FCA 509, with S Burley SC.
Spotless Services Australia Ltd v Qantas Airways Ltd (Fed Crt) VID 1183/2011 - Alleged trade mark infringement with revocation cross-claims with R Cobden SC.
Telstra Corp v Next IP Distribution Pty Ltd (2012) 98 IPR 219;  ATMO 69 - Counsel for Telstra in successful Trade Marks Office opposition.
Caiazzo & Anor v Pearson Australia Group (VSC) No 01803 SCI of 2011 - Alleged beach of a publishing contract, misleading and deceptive conduct and infringement of moral rights.
QS Holdings Sarl v Paul's Retail Pty Ltd (2011) 92 IPR 460;  FCA 853 QS Holdings Sarl v Paul's Retail Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCA 1038 - Trade mark and copyright infringement - parallel importation defences.
British American Tobacco Exports BV v Trojan Trading Company Pty Ltd (2010) 90 IPR 392;  VSC 572 - Trade Marks Act criminal offences s 145 and s 148 with B Greene.
Radburg v Chiropedic Bedding Pty Ltd  HCA Trans 412; Chiropedic Bedding Pty Ltd v Radburg Pty Ltd  FCAFC 142; Chiropedic Bedding Pty Ltd v Radburg Pty Ltd  FCA 1869 and  FCA 1163, with G McGowan SC - Successful design infringement prosecution and revocation resisted, at trial and on appeal.
Four Seasons Design Inc v Ly Thai Corporation Pty Ltd FCA VID 499/2009 - License dispute, breach of confidential information, copyright infringement.
Delta Metallics Pty Ltd v Amici Group Pty Ltd FCA VID 691/2008 - Trade mark infringement, s 52 TPA and passing off.
Pichler v Dickens & Ors VSC 8623/2008, with M Robins - Share holder oppression action, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, confidential information, copyright.
Victorian Bar - Art and Collections Committee
Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA)
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)