Design and Arts Law

Our team has a comprehensive knowledge of copyright, trade mark and design law both in Australia and internationally.  We use this to help our clients protect, exploit and enforce their creative assets throughout the design and arts fields.

We advise a range of businesses and individuals including architects, web developers, graphic designers, industrial designers, photographers, painters, dancers, performers and many other artistic talents.

Speak to us for assistance on the following matters:

• Trade Mark advice and registration;

• Design advice and registration;

• Preparation, review and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts including client services, manufacturing, distribution, gallery/artist, commission and agency agreements;

• High level advice on the Copyright Act 1968;

• Licensing and assignments of copyrights, trade marks and designs;

• Performer and moral rights issues;

• Managing legal affairs for events, tours and exhibitions;

• Advice on consignments, commissions, royalties and other artist payments;

• Book publishing, illustration and co-writer contracts;

• Sponsorship, endorsements, advertising, publicity and merchandising matters;

• Talent, copyright and location releases;

• Censorship;

• Business advice for web designers, software developers, graphic designers, gallery owners, artists, photographers, industrial designers, architects and interior designers; and

• Drafting and reviewing employment, freelance, contractor and services agreements;

• Copyright, trade mark and design disputes and litigation.

We are also proud to provide pro bono legal services to the Arts Law Centre of Australia, the national community legal centre for the arts.