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Jonathan Feder

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Feder has experience in a broad range of legal areas relating to intellectual property, including registration of trade marks and designs, trade mark and design enforcement, copyright protection and enforcement, trade practices and licensing of intellectual property rights.

He has extensive experience running anti-counterfeiting programs including market watch programs, eBay programs, and customs programs.

Mr. Feder has a particular specialty in protecting and enforcing the intellectual property of many well know and leading Australian and overseas fashion houses. He also manages and enforces trade mark portfolios for many Australian and overseas clients. Mr. Feder has acted for clients in numerous trade mark opposition matters and non-use actions in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Feder has acted for clients in numerous leading intellectual property cases in the Federal Court of Australia including Elwood Clothing v Cotton On Clothing, Seafolly v City Beach, Boutique Homes v Inform Design, Fry Consulting v Sports Warehouse, Deckers v Vaysman, Seafolly v Leah Madden, Review v New Cover Group, Review v Innovative Lifestyle Investments and numerous cases for the G-Star group of companies.

Mr. Feder prides himself on providing clear and strategic legal advice and achieving commercial outcomes for his clients.

Professional Background

Mr. Feder completed his articles at a large national Australian law firm in 2003. He has also produced many successful musicals in Australia, Broadway - New York, West End - London and in Toronto, Canada.


  • Listed in Doyle's Guide Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers, Recommended (2018)
  • Listed in Doyle's Guide Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, Recommended (2018)
  • Listed Lawyer, Intellectual Property Law, Best Lawyers (Australia), (2018, 2017)
  • Recommended Leading Victorian Trademark Lawyer, Doyle's Guide (2017, 2016)
  • Recommended Victorian Copyright & Soft IP Lawyer, Doyle's Guide (2017)
  • Leading Victorian Copyright & Soft IP Lawyer, Doyle's Guide (2016)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Melbourne Theatre Company board member since 2010
  • Opera Australia board member since 2017
  • Member of the advisory board to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victoria College of the Arts (Melbourne University) since 2017
  • Marques member
  • IPSANZ member
  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Awarded Arts Law Community Award in 2013 in recognition of Mr. Feder's pro bono commitment to the Australian entertainment industry.

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Feder gives numerous presentations on legal issues facing the fashion industry and he has given presentations at various times during the Melbourne Fashion Festival and for the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).
  • Running a major copyright and trade mark infringement matter for Deckers Outdoor Corporation against a ring of counterfeiters. This proceeding involved a number of search and seizure orders as well as interlocutory injunctions, freezing orders and a contempt trial in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Obtaining search & seizure orders for numerous clients including Jellycat and G-Star.
  • Running trade mark opposition proceedings and non-use proceedings both at IP Australia as well as appeals at the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Operating anti-counterfeiting campaigns and customs programs for G-Star, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Jellycat, Ozdare Corporation and Elwood Jeans.
  • Running major design infringement matters in the Federal Court of Australia for a number of fashion designers.
  • Running copyright infringement, trade mark infringement, trade practices and passing off matters in the Federal Court of Australia for numerous clients including Seafolly, Factory X, Tokidoki, G-Star, Ladakh, Caesarstone, Electrical Home-Aids and Elwood Clothing.
  • Running appeals in the Full Federal Court of Australia.