James Orr

James Orr

Special Counsel

Melbourne


Personal Experience

James has over 15 years’ experience in all areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Intellectual Property

James provides intellectual property services for national and multinational businesses, private clients and the public sector across a diverse range of industries, professions and fields which include building products, construction, architecture, food products, education, fairs and festivals, customs, language services, computer software, clothing, furniture, transport, cosmetic products and vehicles.

James’s specific IP experience includes:

  • Trade marks (protecting business names, logos and slogans)
  • Patents (protecting the way inventions work)
  • Designs (protecting the appearance of products and packaging)
  • Copyright (protecting literature, computer software, artistic works, engineering and architectural drawings, music, films, dramatic works, buildings and works of artistic craftsmanship)
  • Domain names (protecting web addresses)
  • Confidential Information (protecting commercially sensitive information).

Commercial Litigation

James also has significant experience acting for clients in a broad range of commercial litigation disputes, which includes resolving disputes before court proceedings are commenced and conducting court proceedings. James practises primarily in the Victorian, New South Wales and federal courts and tribunals, with a focus on expeditious and cost efficient litigation.

Commercial litigation disputes in which James has assisted clients include:

  • contractual disputes
  • complex commercial matters
  • insolvency (bankruptcy and winding up) disputes including unfair preferences claims
  • property disputes including sale contracts, leases, mortgages and stamp duty
  • sale of business disputes
  • debt recovery
  • Corporations Act disputes
  • building and construction disputes.

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Personal Experience

James has over 15 years’ experience in all areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Intellectual Property

James provides intellectual property services for national and multinational businesses, private clients and the public sector across a diverse range of industries, professions and fields which include building products, construction, architecture, food products, education, fairs and festivals, customs, language services, computer software, clothing, furniture, transport, cosmetic products and vehicles.

James’s specific IP experience includes:

  • Trade marks (protecting business names, logos and slogans)
  • Patents (protecting the way inventions work)
  • Designs (protecting the appearance of products and packaging)
  • Copyright (protecting literature, computer software, artistic works, engineering and architectural drawings, music, films, dramatic works, buildings and works of artistic craftsmanship)
  • Domain names (protecting web addresses)
  • Confidential Information (protecting commercially sensitive information).

Commercial Litigation

James also has significant experience acting for clients in a broad range of commercial litigation disputes, which includes resolving disputes before court proceedings are commenced and conducting court proceedings. James practises primarily in the Victorian, New South Wales and federal courts and tribunals, with a focus on expeditious and cost efficient litigation.

Commercial litigation disputes in which James has assisted clients include:

  • contractual disputes
  • complex commercial matters
  • insolvency (bankruptcy and winding up) disputes including unfair preferences claims
  • property disputes including sale contracts, leases, mortgages and stamp duty
  • sale of business disputes
  • debt recovery
  • Corporations Act disputes
  • building and construction disputes.

James Orr

Special Counsel

Melbourne


Education and Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Melbourne
  • Masters in Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Registered Trade Marks Attorney, IP Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

Publications

July 2018, ‘Intellectual Property Tips‘, James Orr and Nick Miller

September 2017, ‘Copyright law – The rise of additional damages for deceitful and deliberate misconduct‘, James Orr

March 2017, ‘Trade Marks law – Protecting your brands from unauthorised imports‘, James Orr and Russell Wiese

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

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