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Tim Appleby

Tim Appleby is a commercial and litigation lawyer with extensive experience in intellectual property law, including acting in matters involving trade marks, copyright, designs, confidential information, patents, and competition and consumer law issues, particularly with clients in the media, entertainment, technology, fashion, FMCG, and sports sectors.

Tim offers comprehensive intellectual property legal services, including assisting clients in the formation and protection of their brand, the ongoing management and exploitation of their intellectual property portfolio, and prosecuting and defending against infringement actions.

With a broad legal background, Tim is also well placed to assist in general commercial disputes, due diligence audits, regulatory advisory matters relating to product marketing, including labelling and advertising, reputation management, ensuring compliance with Australian, EU and US privacy and data protection laws, and defamation matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked at a large national law firm and two leading specialist media and entertainment law firms, primarily working in commercial, intellectual property, technology, media and telecommunications, and corporate law, advising clients ranging from international FMCGs, national franchisors and high net worth individuals to technology start-ups, musicians and fashion designers.

Prior to his career in law, Tim worked in artist management within the music industry, and he continues to work closely with individuals and businesses within the creative industries generally.

  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual property in Australia, 2024
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia for Litigation, 2023
  • Recognised by Managing IP Stars as a Rising Star in Australia, 2021-2024
  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • International Trademark Association member
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand member
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