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June 23, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Virtual Event |

Davies Collison Cave 

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Non-members: $0
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

Tim Creek and Liz Godfrey, on behalf of Davies Collison Cave, present an informative update on Trademarks and Competition and Consumer Law.

The Trademark Update with Liz Godfrey includes a detailed analysis into ensuring a distinctive trademark with real world examples and recent trademark developments.

Tim Creek's Competition and Consumer Law Update provides a clear overview of recent ACCC enforcement action including the response to COVID-19, refund rights, advertising claims and pricing including examples from recent high profile cases.


Tim Creek

Tim Creek
Tim’s practice involves contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law matters, with a focus on commercialisation of intellectual property rights.

Tim’s non-contentious practice includes the preparation and negotiation of commercial agreements for all intellectual property and related rights, including commercialisation, assignment, licensing and confidentiality agreements. Tim regularly advises clients on general commercial matters, consumer protection and trade practices matters as well as intellectual property rights and their enforcement. He has also worked as in-house counsel for a government agency where he advised on, amongst other things, licensing, distribution and finance arrangements, privacy, corporate law and governance issues.

Tim has represented clients in patent opposition proceedings before the Australian Patent Office, trade mark opposition proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office and patent, trade mark and design infringement and revocation proceedings, copyright infringement and breach of confidence matters in the Federal Court of Australia.

Tim has acted for clients in a wide range of industries, including medical device, manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries, and has also acted for government and not-for-profit organisations, including several universities and research organisations.


Elizabeth Godfrey

Elizabeth Godfrey
Elizabeth (Liz) specialises in all aspects of trade mark protection including selecting, searching, applying for and prosecuting trade mark applications (local and international).

Liz started the firm working in Davies Collison Cave Law Pty Ltd in 2000, working in all areas of IP litigation for 10 years before moving to the Trade Marks Group.  As such Liz has a unique skill set which enables her to also run a strong contentious and enforcement practice, with a particular interest in domain names and online trade mark infringements (including via the Google AdWords program, social media and e-commerce websites). 

Liz has been published in a number of journals including Managing Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Magazine, the Internet Law Bulletin, the Australian Intellectual Property Bulletin and the Intellectual Property Forum.  She also regularly contributes to DCC’s IP Updates.

Liz is regularly invited to present on developments in trade marks and consumer protection laws with a focus on the online environment.  Liz has lectured as part of Melbourne University’s Masters of Law Course.  For the last few years, Liz has been instrumental in developing and presenting the Trade Mark aspects of a seminar series to the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.  Liz has also been engaged in running a series of seminars in the CBD and regional areas for the Small Business Festival Victoria to educate small to medium enterprises on the importance and value of trade mark protection.


*Competitor Exclusion ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive Law

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