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Madeleine Griffiths

Expertise

Madeleine is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Group in Melbourne with expertise in intellectual property law, media and defamation law, domain name law, and general commercial law, with a primary focus on trade mark protection, enforcement and disputes, branding and reputation management, copyright and related rights, and Australian consumer law.

Experience

Madeleine’s experience includes:

  • domestic and international trade mark registration and advice, trade mark portfolio management including preparing evidence and submissions in response to examiner’s reports
  • trade mark and branding disputes, initiation and defence of trade mark opposition proceedings, enforcement of trade marks in various infringement contexts
  • reputation and brand management advice, advice on domain name law, advice in relation to Australian consumer law disputes involving misleading and deceptive conduct and common law passing off
  • contract negotiation, review and advice for artists, creators, and producers of Australian film and television programs
  • acting for film and television producers from pre-production through to delivery, including preparation and negotiation of production transaction documents
  • defamation advisory, pre-publication clearance advice, and reputational disputes
  • drafting of contractual and licensing agreements in the areas of intellectual property law, media and entertainment law, and general commercial law, including advising on the enforcement of associated rights
  • advising on the legal framework for the use of material online and on social media platforms, and advising on related corporate and commercial matters
  • drafting of contractual and licensing agreements in the areas of technology, intellectual property law, media and entertainment law, and general commercial law, including advising on the enforcement of associated rights
  • advisory work for start-ups and technology companies relating to exploitation of intellectual property and related rights, including protecting and commercialising computer software, application software, and related information technology products and services.

Publications

02 October 2019 - Knowledge

Branding for business: Six reasons why trade mark registration matters

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The branding associated with your business is fundamental to establishing commercial goodwill and building your business reputation within your target market.

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Re-assessing the value of Facebook for business in Australia: Heightened risk in operating public pages

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

The risks associated with operating a public Facebook page have increased under Australian (state-based) defamation law following a recent decision.

12 February 2019 - Knowledge

Delays to implementation of Australia’s open banking regime

#Data & Privacy

The open banking regime that was set to commence in July 2019 promoting transparency and allowing data sharing for consumers, has been delayed by a further eight months to allow for testing.