Simpsons Solicitors

Intellectual Property Department

Australia
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What the team is known for Widely reputed for its consummate understanding of the arts, publishing, media and advertising spheres. In demand by a range of high-profile clients, especially for its copyright expertise on both the advisory and contentious fronts. Also has a strong trade mark focus, acting for a number of high-profile clients.

Strengths Clients find the team to be "amazing copyright specialists," and appreciate its "very commercial advice, which is practical and easy to apply."

Others identify the group's "knowledge of how the law is practically applied to their client's situation," adding: "They are focused on the commercial outcome that needs to be achieved. That sets them apart from other practitioners who tend to be process-driven, as opposed to getting clients to the outcome they need."

Work highlights Advised Pearson Education on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Australia and New Zealand, including resolving trade mark opposition and protecting existing marks.

Acted for Wiggles, a children's multinational entertainment group, in relation to all areas of trade mark portfolio management, in addition to the protection and enforcement of its copyright and distribution agreements.

Notable practitioners

Adam Simpson handles commercial and contentious matters within the media and arts sectors, where he is renowned for his industry knowledge. Clients often emphasise his "commercially savvy perspective." Others appreciate that he "does not speak in legalese but always explains things in a manner that is easy to understand, while also showing the depth of his own understanding."