Khajaque Kortian

Khajaque Kortian

Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation, Trade Marks
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Overview

Khajaque has over 28 years of experience in intellectual property law, specialising in litigation and licensing and related areas of consumer law. He represents a wide range of local and international clients including major local and international corporations. Khajaque has represented clients in High Court and Federal Court of Australia proceedings including appeals from trade mark oppositions, trade mark, design as well as appeals from patent oppositions, patent infringement and revocation actions; action for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law; and copyright matters.

Khajaque has a particular interest in issues relating to IP and the internet/digital technology and has a notable success rate in domain name dispute resolution. He contributes articles to and has served on the editorial board of the Internet Law Bulletin and is a member of both the New South Wales Society for Computers and the Law and The Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA).

Khajaque is known to “provide insightful advice that fulfils clients’ objectives” and he is commended by IAM Media for being to “quickly grasp complex technical issues and commercial contexts, making him an immensely versatile litigator”. Khajaque has also been recognised for the following awards:

  • Notable Practitioner, Chambers & Partners (2021)
  • Distinguished Practitioner, AsiaLaw Profiles (2020)
  • Recommended National Leader for Trademarks (Australia), Who’s Who Legal (2020)
  • Recommended expert for Enforcement & Litigation, World Trademark Review (2020)
  • Ranked Individual for Patent Litigation, IAM Patent 1000 (2020)

Khajaque is a member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia and a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of the International Trade Marks Association (INTA)  and has served on INTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting & Enforcement Committee (East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee). Khajaque has presented many papers on IP law and practice at various legal conferences and seminars.

“represents small local businesses and international giants alike.”

World Trademark Review 1000, 2021

“Having litigated a wide variety of IP cases, Khajaque Kortian quickly grasps complex technical issues and commercial contexts, making him an immensely versatile litigator.”

IAM Patent 1000 – 2020 Edition, Australia

“provides insightful advice that fulfils clients’ objectives.”

World Trademark Review 1000, 2020

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Howden Australia Pty Ltd v Minetek Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 981
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has taken place, and in particular, the difficulty in linking the...
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has...
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