Copyright Breaches and Disputes

Copyright infringement under Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), commencement of legal proceedings for copyright infringement, alternative dispute resolution.

We can assist you in protecting your intellectual property, taking action against a party who has infringed your intellectual property or defending a claim against you for intellectual property infringement. For more information on intellectual property click here, here and here.

Our rates and fixed prices are lower than the prices charged by many Perth Commercial law firms because we own our offices so we don't pay the exorbitant St George's Tce rent that many commercial law firms do.  

We can act for parties in commercial and civil litigation on the basis of a fixed, affordable, fee paid monthly as opposed to charging an hourly rate.  If we are engaged on that basis you can pay a set fee, often at a discounted rate, in return for us remaining on the record as acting for you in the action for a fixed period.  During that fixed period we will represent you and deal with whatever matters arise in the litigation during that time, including all court appearances and drafting of all court documents.

Our lawyers and law clerks work closely with our selected commercial barristers and work that can be done at lower hourly rates is always done at those rates.

Further information can be found here regarding our fixed fees.

In Australia, the Copyright Act 1968 governs the existence of copyright material.  Notwithstanding the fact that certain business offering copyright protection of registration services of copyright for a fee, there is no formal registration process or formalities in place for the protection of copyright.  Copyright protection is automatically attached to an original work at the time in which it is created.

Once copyrighted work comes into existence, there are exclusive economic rights that are provided to the creator of the work, for example the right to copy and publish.  Additionally, the creators of the copyrighted material are also afforded a bundle of non-economic rights or moral rights in respect of the integrity and attribution of authorship.

Businesses often have their trade secrets misappropriated by former employees and competitors. 

For more information on this click here.