Peter

Wallis QC

Peter Wallis is a senior barrister based in Melbourne. He specialises in commercial litigation, intellectual property, competition law and class actions. He appears regularly in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court.

Landline Phone
03 9225 8859
Mobile Phone
0417 525 831
Fax Number
03 9225 7989
Address
Level 18, Emmerson Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Email
peter.wallis@vicbar.com.au

Peter Wallis practises primarily in general commercial law, class actions, intellectual property and competition law. Peter has substantial trial experience, having appeared in the Supreme Court and Federal Court in a wide range of interlocutory and final hearings.

Prior to joining the Bar, Peter was a Senior Associate at Allens Arthur Robinson, where he specialised in intellectual property, commercial litigation and competition law.

Peter is recognised for his expertise in Doyle’s Guide - Leading Victorian Intellectual Property & Technology, Media and Telecommunication Law Senior Counsel Rankings for 2021.

Peter has appeared in a range of high-profile class actions, including the Murrindindi bushfire class action in 2014 and 2015, the Aspen Pharmacare pharmaceutical class action in 2013 and the Centro shareholders class action in 2011. Peter is also regularly instructed on intellectual property law matters, having appeared in a range of copyright, trade mark and breach of confidence proceedings, primarily in the Federal Court. He has also acted in a wide range of general commercial matters as well as a large number of competition matters on behalf of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Memberships

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Cases

Commercial Law

Euromark Ltd v Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 299

Gagliardi v KP Hicks Real Estate Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] VCC 1280

Gagliardi v KP Hicks Real Estate Pty Ltd [2018] VCC 745

Asahi Beverages Pty Ltd v RFGA Management Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 606

Guy v Crown Melbourne Limited (No. 2) (2018) 355 ALR 420

Ford Motor Co of Australia Ltd v Tallevine Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1703

Cornerstone Hardware Brokers (Australia) Pty Ltd v Methven Australia Pty Ltd [2015] VSCA 128

Moama Bowling Club Ltd v The Thomson Group Pty Ltd [2014] VSCA 245

Moama Bowling Club Ltd v The Thomson Group Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 744

Cornerstone Hardware Brokers (Australia) Pty Ltd v Methven Australia Pty Ltd (2014) VCC 945

Austco Enterprises Pty Ltd v Tanduna Pty Ltd [2012] VCC 38

Re Style Ltd; Merim Pty Ltd v Style Ltd (2009) 255 ALR 63

Body Corporate No. 413424R v Sheppard (2008) 20 VR 362

Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd v Amcor Ltd (No. 3) [2008] FCA 1668

Body Corporate No 413424R v Sheppard [2007] VSC 179

Victoria University of Technology v Wilson (2006) 68 IPR 597

Thomopoulos v Faulks [2006] VSC 262

Youssef v Victoria University of Technology [2005] VSC 223

Class actions

Kuterba v Sirtex Medical Ltd (No 3) [2019] FCA 1374

Kuterba v Sirtex Medical Ltd [2018] FCA 1467

Liesfield v AusNet Services (Murrindindi bushfire class action, briefed on behalf of AusNet Services)

Collin v Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) (2013) FCA 1336 (pharmaceutical class action briefed on behalf of Aspen Pharmacare)

Kirby v Centro Retail Ltd (No 6) [2012] FCA 650 (shareholder class action briefed on behalf of Centro)

Re Opes Prime Stockbroking Ltd (in Liq) (2009) 258 ALR 362

Intellectual Property

Urban Alley Brewery Pty Ltd v La Sirene Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 186

Urban Alley Pty Ltd v La Sirene Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2020] FCA 351

Urban Alley Brewery Pty Ltd v La Sirene Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 82

Sportsbet Pty Ltd v Crownbet Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 1045

Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd v Tick Homes Pty Ltd (2018) 134 IPR 118

Inspire by Sophie Guidolin Pty Ltd v Finch Entertainment Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1618

Coca Cola Company v PepsiCo Inc (No. 2) [2014] FCA 1287

Placitum Pty Ltd and Jim’s Group Pty LLM v Andreotta [2014] FCA 726

JT International SA v Commonwealth of Australia [2012] HCA 43

Attachmate Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence) (Federal Court and Copyright Tribunal of Australia)

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 16

Manderson M&F Consulting v Incitec Pivot Ltd [2011] VSCA 444

Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd v Dennis Family Homes Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2011] FCA 276

Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd v Dennis Family Homes Pty Ltd [2011] FCA 246

MMFC v Incitec Pivot Ltd [2010] VSC 63

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 577

Althaus v Australia Meat Holdings Pty Ltd [2009] QSC 5

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd [2009] FCA 577

Spatialinfo Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2006] FCA 950

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Khan (No. 2) (2006) 234 ALR 739

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd (2006) 236 ALR 143

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Khan (2006) 230 ALR 352

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Khan [2005] FMCA 500

MG Distribution Pty Ltd v Luthra [2004] FMCA 1027

Trade Marks Office

Iconic Hotels Group Pty Ltd v Geocon Distributions Pty Ltd [2020] ATMO 194 (Opposition)

B Seppelt & Sons Ltd v Blaxland Vineyards Limited [2014] ATMO 88 (Opposition)

BilyaraVinyards Pty Ltd v Guorong Xu [2014] ATMO 56 (Opposition)

Southcorp Brands Pty Ltd v CAN Industries Pty Ltd [2014] ATMO 27 (Opposition)

Vina Concha Y Toro SA v Southcorp Brands Pty Ltd [2012] ATMO 107 (Opposition)

Competition Law

Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Good Guys (Australia) Pty Ltd (2016) 334 ALR 600

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) v Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 487

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v HP Superstore Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1317

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v Launceston Superstore Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1315

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v Moonah Superstore Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1314

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) v Salecomp Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1316

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Neighbourhood Energy [2012] FCA 1357

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Hercules Iron Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 1182

Jefferson Ford Pty Ltd v Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd (2008) 246 ALR 465

Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited v Jefferson Ford Pty Ltd [2007] FCA 998

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 3) (2007) 244 ALR 673

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 2)(2007) 239 ALR 762

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