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Intellectual Property and Technology

McCabes has the skills and knowledge to adapt to the ever-changing legal and technical landscape affecting Australian businesses.

With extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions, we are renowned for providing practical and pragmatic advice on all aspects of technology transactions as well as the protection, commercialisation, exploitation and management of intellectual property.

The group has represented a diverse portfolio of local and international clients in complex litigation and alternate dispute resolutions.

We also advise clients on a range of commercial matters, including identification, protection, commercialisation and management of intellectual property rights, technology procurement, outsourcing, licensing, privacy/data protection, Australian Consumer Law compliance, product liability and warranties, product recalls, advertising and social media.

Additionally, we have experience providing advice on a range of commercial documents, including manufacturing, supply, distribution, consulting, research and development, joint venture, managed services, software development, outsourcing, licensing, assignment and confidentiality agreements.

Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Management, protection, commercialisation and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, designs, patents, plant breeder’s rights, confidential information
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  • Compliance and education programs
  • ACCC investigations, product liability and product recalls
  • Supply chain contracts including non-disclosure and confidentiality, distribution, agency, management, joint venture, licensing, technology transfer, manufacturing, advertising/marketing and merchandising
  • Software development, procurement, outsourcing, e-commerce, social media and other technology-related aspects of all corporate and commercial transactions
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Domain names and IT disputes

We provide bespoke advice and excellent solutions. Whether you have a general question, feedback or seek legal counsel, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Meet our people

Andrew Lacey
Managing Principal

Andrew Lacey

Andrew Lacey
Managing Principal

Andrew Lacey

Meet Andrew

Andrew is recognised as a leading Australian commercial litigator. He is the Managing Principal at McCabes and heads the litigation and dispute resolution group. His experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution spans a broad range of jurisdictions and industries. Andrew acts...
Chiara Rawlins
Principal

Chiara Rawlins

Chiara Rawlins
Principal

Chiara Rawlins

Meet Chiara

Chiara is a Principal in the McCabes litigation and dispute resolution group.  Her expertise covers commercial and general litigation and dispute resolution across a broad range of industries. Chiara has acted for major manufacturers, property developers, financial institutions, engineering companies and...
Luke Dominish
Associate

Luke Dominish

Luke Dominish
Associate

Luke Dominish

Meet Luke

Luke joined the firm in 2016 and is an associate in McCabes’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Luke holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Macquarie University. He has experience in advising clients...
Olena Brodovska
Senior Associate

Olena Brodovska

Olena Brodovska
Senior Associate

Olena Brodovska

Meet Olena

Olena is a dual-qualified solicitor admitted to practice law in Australia and Ukraine. She is a Senior Associate at McCabes and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, corporate advisory and commercial matters. Olena has over 15 years of practical...

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