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Liz Lawson | Associate

LL.B., B.A., Grad.Dip.IP Law, Lawyer

Liz Lawson

Areas of Expertise

  • IP Law
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright
  • Litigation

Liz specialises in litigation, including actions for patent, trade mark, design and copyright infringement, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct, as well as contractual disputes. She also advises clients in relation to these actions, on strategies to resolve disputes and negotiates settlements. The technological fields of her clients are very broad and range from beverages to syringes to computer software programs.

Liz is very familiar with the litigation process, having represented clients in interlocutory and final hearings in many jurisdictions, including the Federal, Federal Magistrates and Full Federal Courts, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and the Supreme Courts in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Liz worked as a litigation lawyer in Queensland from 1996 until joining the Melbourne office of Davies Collison Cave Law in 2006.

Liz's recent experience includes establishing reputation of a brand in Australia in circumstances in which the product was not yet sold in Australia; advising on parallel importation issues in respect of potential trade mark, design and copyright infringement, interference with contractual relations and misleading and deceptive conduct; an unjustified threats action under the Patents Act 1990 (Cth); defending a patent infringement action and establishing invalidity of the patent; several actions (both in and out of the Courts) for trade mark infringement; and litigating and resolving disputes regarding manufacturing and licence agreements.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member: Law Institute of Victoria


  • Admitted: Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Federal and High Courts of Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Business German), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland

Liz’s latest articles

Seafolly to pay double damages for false statements made about swimwear competitor

Madden and Seafolly are competitors in the swimwear industry.  Madden posted comments on her personal and business… more »

Seafolly’s response to competitor’s misleading and deceptive Facebook posts were also misleading and deceptive

In November 2012, the Federal Court held that comments posted by an individual (Madden) on her personal and business Facebook… more »

Copyright infringement via satellite

The recent Federal Court decision of TVBO Production Limited v Australia Sky Net Pty Limited [2009] FCA 1132 (7 October 2009)… more »

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Back to back wins for DCC at Macquarie Bank Australasian Law Awards

The Macquarie Bank Australasian Law Awards are considered the highlight of the legal industry calendar. This esteemed event… more »