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IP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & Litigation

IP Enforcement and Litigation

DCCL is Australia's leading specialist IP firm, with extensive expertise in relation to all aspects of IP related enforcement and litigation solutions. Our clients range from multinational corporations to start-ups across a wide range of technology areas, and with differing commercial requirements. As a result, our team specialises in tailoring IP enforcement and litigation solutions to align seamlessly with each client’s individual commercial objectives. DCCL regularly has the conduct of complex IP litigation and related matters before the Federal Court of Australia, as well as the state Supreme Courts, the AAT, and the Australian Patent and Trademark offices.

Commercial Litigation

Businesses encounter a wide range of potentially contentious legal matters every day. These include issues relating to contractual, employment, property and taxation matters, consumer protection, directors' duties, debt recovery and ASX obligations.

Our lawyers are experienced in all areas of commercial litigation and are well-equipped to assist with advice on strategies and mechanisms for resolving commercial disputes.

Our IP Enforcement and Litigation Services

Our litigation team conducts litigation and dispute resolution in relation to all areas of IP law, in Australian federal and state jurisdictions including the High Court, Federal Court and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Our team can assist with:

IP Litigation

Conducting infringement and revocation proceedings in relation to patents, trade marks, copyright and designs.

Consumer protection litigation

Litigation for Australian Consumer Law breaches and passing off.

Breach of confidence

Litigating against misuse of confidential information.

Domain name disputes

Conducting domain name disputes under the UDRP and auDRP.

Appeals and administrative review

Appeals from Australian Patents and Trade Marks Office decisions.

Enforcement strategies

Advising on strategies for enforcement of IP and related rights.


Implementing enforcement strategies against counterfeit goods.

Interlocutory injunctions

Applying for urgent interlocutory injunctive relief.

Take-down procedures

Implementing take-down procedures for online infringements.

Customs seizures

Lodging Customs Notices to enable seizure of counterfeit goods.

Enforcement of judgments

Advising on and enforcing Australian and international judgments.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Advising on and participating in mediation and arbitration.

Our Commercial Litigation Services

Our team can assist with:

Contractual disputes

Reviewing, advising on and litigating contractual disputes.

Taxation disputes

Taxation administrative reviews and appeals.

Property disputes

Disputes about leases, planning, adverse possession and caveats.

Actions under Corporations Act

Advising on director's duties disputes and shareholder actions.

Insolvency and bankruptcy

Debt recovery processes including statutory demands and wind-ups.

Consumer protection

Litigating and advising on Australian Consumer Law breaches.


Facilitating alternative dispute resolution strategies.

Our Experts in IP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & Litigation

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Chris Jordan

Managing Principal
Principal Lawyer
Melbourne, Australia
Areas of Expertise/Sector
IP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & LitigationCopyrightDomain NamesTrade Secrets & Data ProtectionTrade Mark Infringement & Enforcement

Nik Ramchand

BEng (Hons), LLB (Hons), MIPLaw
Patent Attorney
Melbourne, Australia
Areas of Expertise/Sector
PatentsIP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & LitigationEngineering & ManufacturingICT, Electronics & Software

Dr Li Li

BSc (Biology), PhD
Client Liaison Principal
Areas of Expertise/Sector
PatentsTrade MarksDesignsIP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & LitigationPlant Variety Rights

Siew Ling Lee

LL.B (Hons)
Trade Mark Attorney
Areas of Expertise/Sector
Trade MarksIP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & LitigationTrade Secrets & Data ProtectionCopyrightArts, Media & Fashion
Trade Mark Attorney
Sydney, Australia
Areas of Expertise/Sector
Trade MarksDomain NamesIP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & LitigationArts, Media & FashionConsumer Goods
Principal Lawyer
Melbourne, Australia
Areas of Expertise/Sector
IP & Commercial Dispute Resolution & LitigationCopyrightPatent Infringement & EnforcementTrade Mark Infringement & Enforcement