Lucy Davis has expertise in commercial litigation specialising in intellectual property law, with experience in trade mark proceedings, non-use applications and oppositions, copyright disputes, design infringement proceedings, patent proceedings and oppositions, as well as disputes concerning confidential information, consumer and competition law and franchising law.

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03 9225 7468
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0417 135 161
Level 18 Room 16, Emmerson Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Lucy accepts briefs in commercial law with a keen interest in intellectual property, consumer law and the automotive industry. She approaches briefs with a commercial mindset and a true understanding of business complexity and drivers. Lucy was recognised in Doyle's list of Leading Intellectual Property Junior Counse - Victorial, 2021; Doyle’s list of Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Junior Counsel - Victoria, 2020 & 2021 and Doyle’s list of Emerging Intellectual Property and TMT Junior Counsel – Australia, 2017.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Intellectual Property: advising and appearing in a range of disputes in the Federal Courts, the Trade Marks Office and the Patents Office. Her work has involved advice on substantive rights, intellectual property management, preliminary dispute resolution, initiating proceedings, drawing pleadings, evidentiary preparation, mediations and hearings. Her recent matters have included protecting clients’ rights against trade mark infringement (led by T Cordiner QC), trade mark opposition proceedings, patent infringement and opposition proceedings (led by IP Horak), design infringement proceedings and defending clients against allegations of copyright infringement.
  • Consumer law and franchising: Lucy draws on her experience at Toyota Australia to assist clients in relation to consumer law matters and also to understand and protect their rights under franchising arrangements. Her briefs have included matters concerning misleading and deceptive conduct including comparative advertising, the effect of trade dress and breach of consumer guarantees.
  • Commercial law: advising and appearing in contractual disputes including those involving misuse of confidential information; contractual breaches; advising in relation to the Australian Design Rules and regulatory requirements for packaging.

Lucy has advanced analytical skills and she was conferred a Master of Laws from University of Melbourne which included a thesis in intellectual property. She is regularly asked to present on intellectual property issues and her analysis is regularly published.

Lucy was the Chief Examiner and lecturer in Copyright and Designs at Monash University. She is on the editorial panel of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin.

Lucy’s full profile can be viewed here.

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