Maurice Gonsalves is a Partner in the Sydney office where he specialises in intellectual property and technology law. Maurice advises on all aspects of intellectual property law including the strategic protection, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Maurice represents a number of the world's leading trade mark and copyright owners in relation to registration, portfolio management, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting strategies.
Maurice has substantial experience across a range of intellectual property litigation involving trade mark and copyright infringement, patent infringement and revocation, passing off, misuse of confidential information/trade secrets and breaches of Australian Consumer Law.
Maurice has conducted substantial trials as well as applications for urgent interlocutory relief such as obtaining and executing Anton Piller (search and seizure) and Mareva (asset freezing) orders. Maurice also advises on the IP aspects of major corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
Maurice has been acknowledged in respected international surveys and publications as one of Australia's leading intellectual property lawyers: Chambers Global Guide, IP Best Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer.
According to Chambers Global 2012, "Maurice Gonsalves is one of the most recognised names in this market. He acts out of the Sydney office and has particular expertise in technology law and an exceptional track record on litigation cases.”
Maurice is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on intellectual property and technology law and has delivered papers on topics such as intellectual property enforcement, domain names and trade marks and copyright and the internet.