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Join our panel of legal minds for a discussion of liability issues arising in online marketplaces.

Neil Murray, Tenth Floor Chambers, will discuss the copyright implications of online marketplaces, as illustrated by the recent decision in Pokémon Company International, Inc. v Redbubble Ltd [2017] FCA 1541.

Justine Beaumont, Nigel Bowen Chambers, will discuss other liability issues arising, in particular, misleading and deceptive conduct implications for online platforms.

The session will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with John Fairbairn, Partner at Minter Ellison.


Event: Intellectual Property Liability in Online Marketplaces
Speakers: Neil Murray, Justine Beaumont & John Fairbairn
Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Cost: Members $60 & Non-Members $80
Venue: MinterEllison Sydney, Level 40, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000

A joint event of IPSANZ NSW and the Copyright Society of Australia.

Neil Murray

Neil has practised at the New South Wales Bar since 2004. He specialises in intellectual property law and he has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading barristers in that field by Doyle’s, Best Lawyers, Chambers and World Trademark Review. He has appeared in some of Australia’s most well-known intellectual property cases, including Roadshow Films v iiNet, Universal Music v Sharman (the Kazaa case), Apple v Samsung, EMI v Larrikin (the Down Under/Kookaburra case), and Apotex v sanofi-aventis (patentability of methods of medical treatment). He chiefly practises in patents, copyright, trade marks, confidential information, trade practices and other commercial/equity matters.

©Photograph live PL – Ben Scott photography – Sydney fashion photographer

Justine Beaumont

Justine has practiced at the NSW bar since 2008, specialising in intellectual property. She has appeared in a number of cases dealing with IP liability in the online context, including several proceedings under the new site blocking provision, s 115A of the Copyright Act, such as Foxtel Management v TPG Internet [2017] FCA 1041, and in the field of trade marks/ misleading and deceptive conduct, Liftshop v Easy Home Living Elevators (2014) 106 IPR 419 (Full Court) and (2013) IPR 511 (primary judgment).

John Fairbairn

John Fairbairn is a partner in MinterEllison’s intellectual property team. He has acted in a number of matters relating to both lawful and (allegedly) unlawful exploitation of copyright in the digital environment. Examples include representing parties in the musical works rate setting proceeding (Apple’s iTunes); the KaZaa Federal Court litigation; the subscription TV sound recording rate setting proceeding; three of the first four site blocking cases in Australia. John has also acted for various ISPs (including Optus and TPG), Pandora Radio, the IAA, CopyCo and the NCU, which manages copyright licensing for schools. He is also a member of the IP Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Numbers are strictly limited. RSVP by Thursday May 31, 2018. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable, they are however transferable