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Nicole Murdoch

EMAIL: [email protected]

EDUCATION
Masters of Industrial Property, 2011
Registered Trade Marks Attorney, 2008
Juris Doctor (Hons 1), 2007
B. Eng (Elec), 1995

ACCOLADES AND HONORS
Recommended Lawyer – 2018 listing of Leading Queensland Intellectual Property Lawyers – Doyles Guide.
Director of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
Former Director of the au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA)
Fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia
Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia

Nicole has degrees in Law (1st Class Honours) and Electrical Engineering, holds a Masters of Industrial Property and is a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney.

Before entering the law she worked in the IT industry for 10 years which allows her to take into account the wider practical impact on her client’s businesses.

She is a member of the Australian Information Security Association, Engineers Australia, the Australian Computer Society and the Intellectual Property Association of Australia and New Zealand.

She is a former director of auDA, a 2015 auDA Names panel member and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

REPRESENTATIONAL MATTERS
Over the last 10+ years Nicole has provided both preemptive and reactive advice to clients in all economic and legal positions. She has run and won numerous proceedings involving intellectual property infringement, confidential information theft and information security. Check below to see if she has run cases like yours before.

  • Titan Hoarding Systems v Lomax & anors – awaiting judgement
  • N & E Bowder Pty Ltd v Australian Keg Company Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 114
  • Breezway Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd v Preference Manufacturing Pte Ltd (No 3) [2013] FCA 67
  • JBS Australia Pty Limited v Australian Meat Group Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 142 – and on appeal – Trade Mark Infringement
  • Majans v Registrar of Trade Marks – Appeal against refusal to register Trade Mark
  • Weller & Anor v Smith (No.2) [2016] FCCA 3267 and Weller & Anor v Smith [2016] FCCA 2822 – Trade Mark cancellation
  • Discount Drugstores Pty Ltd v Registrar of Trade Marks [2015] FCA 1159 – Appeal against refusal to register Trade Mark
  • Weller & Anor v Smith (No.2) [2016] FCCA 3267 and Weller & Anor v Smith [2016] FCCA 2822
  • Leica Geosystems Pty Ltd v Koudstaal (No 3) [2014] FCA 1129
  • Leica Geosystems Pty Ltd v Koudstaal (No 2) [2013] FCA 722
  • Leica Geosystems Pty Ltd v Koudstaal [2012] FCA 1337
  • Integrated Medical System & anor vs JJT & anors – Settled at trial

I will fight to protect your legal rights under the law

Recommended Lawyer – 2018 listing of Leading Queensland Intellectual Property Lawyers – Doyles Guide.

Nicole helps clients enforce, protect and defend their intellectual property rights in a cost effective and efficient manner.

She has broad experience in the information, communications and technology sectors and has advised some of the world’s largest software, mining, food production and technology companies in all aspects of their intellectual property:

  • enforcing patents, trade marks, copyright rights (including software programs) and design registrations;
  • technology agreements, including SAAS and other cloud agreements;
  • misleading and deceptive conduct;
  • confidential information protection and misuse of confidential information; and
  • data breaches, un-authorised disclosures, regulatory compliance, mandatory notification laws and breach responses.
  • She acts in complex litigation matters, conducts Anton Piller searches to protect and seize confidential information, negotiates licensing agreements to commercialise intellectual property and has performed intellectual property due diligences relating to the acquisition of software/assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars.