Peter Hallet

Peter Hallett

Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation & Commercialisation, Trade Marks
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Overview

Peter Hallett has recently joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal in the firm’s new Melbourne office. Peter is a highly experienced lawyer and trade mark practitioner, with more than twenty years’ experience across all aspects of intellectual property law.

Peter has particular expertise in trade marks and the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements involving IP.

Peter’s trade mark practice covers all aspects of trade mark law including clearance, registration, oppositions, infringement, acquisition/sale and licensing. He has a strong track record of success as an advocate in opposition proceedings before IP Australia.

His commercialisation practice includes patent licensing, supply /distribution agreements, collaborative research and development, technology evaluation and IT contracts such as software licences.

Peter works with clients across a wide range of industries including food, pharmaceuticals, packaging, software, fashion and biotechnology.

For over 15 years, Peter has been subject coordinator and lecturer for the University of Melbourne’s post-graduate subject Licensing Law and Technology Transfer.

He has been recognised as a leading trade mark and commercial IP lawyer in industry guides such as Managing IP, World Trademark Review, Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide to the Leading IP Lawyers in Victoria.


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Proposed measures to declutter the Australian Trade Marks Register
In its 2016 Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements, the Productivity Commission identified numerous sources of evidence for “trade mark cluttering” in Australia. In August 2017, the Australian Government...
In its 2016 Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements, the Productivity Commission identified numerous sources of evidence for “trade...
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