Ryan

Maguire

Ryan practises in intellectual property and related commercial law.  He has a particular interest in the evidentiary issues in proving subsistence, ownership and infringement of IP rights.  He regularly provides advice, prepares pleadings and attends mediations and he appears at hearings before courts and the Registrar of Trade Marks.  Ryan is also a registered Trade Marks Attorney.

Landline Phone
03 9225 6964
Mobile Phone
0406 244 423
Fax Number
03 9225 8485
Address
Level 18 Room 11, Emmerson Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Email
rmaguire@vicbar.com.au

Ryan’s experienc­e as counsel in intellectual property law matters includes:

Trade marks

  • Advising on merits of infringement claims and evidentiary issues in proving use, ownership and infringement
  • Preparing written evidence and submissions for hearings in the ATMO
  • Preparing pleadings, appearing in the FCA and FCCA and attending mediations in proceedings involving claims of infringement, passing off and related contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law
  • Representing clients whose goods and services include motor vehicle parts, mobile phone accessories and wine tasting events

Copyright

  • Advising on merits of infringement claims, licensing and ownership disputes and evidentiary issues in proving subsistence and authorship
  • Preparing pleadings and written evidence, appearing in the FCA and FCCA and attending mediations in proceedings involving claims of infringement and related contractual breaches
  • Representing clients whose works include software, architectural plans, interior designs and visual art

Patents and registered designs

  • Advising on merits of infringement claims and evidentiary issues concerning expert opinion
  • Preparing pleadings, position statements on infringement, experiment protocols and written evidence
  • Appearing in the FCA in proceedings involving claims of infringement and invalidity of mechanical patents and registered designs

Confidential information

  • Advising clients on issues concerning protection, maintenance and use of confidential information, particularly in the contexts of innovation and development of technology
  • Preparing pleadings and written evidence and appearing in the FCA in proceedings involving claims of misuse of confidential information arising from joint ventures, employment relationships and franchises

Examples of such matters are cited here.

Ryan is also a member of:

  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Victorian Bar Pro Bono Scheme

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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