Scott Bouvier advises on commercial dealings and disputes with intellectual property and technology. Scott is recognised as one of the “World's Leading Patent and Technology Transfer Licensing Lawyers” and “World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. Clients describe Scott as always available, pragmatic and prepared to give his opinion.
Scott's practice includes:
Scott's litigation experience gives him an in-depth insight into what matters when you transact IP and technology and how to creatively deal with disputes. Through his career Scott has acted on a range of leading cases (eg the Barefoot Radler, Kettle Chip and Duff Beer cases), and litigated disputes involving food production, solar technology, medical devices, passing off, copyright and trade mark infringement, distribution arrangements and IT system development. Scott recently acted in the first trade mark infringement case in the High Court under the 1995 Trade Marks Act, E&J Gallo v Lion Nathan, involving novel issues of trade mark use. Scott's trade mark expertise led to “NEW” being registered as a trade mark for beer and images of the Sydney Opera House being registered in recognition of its global iconic status.
Scott recently spent 5 years as Partner in Charge of the Sydney Office. This has complemented his legal practice by giving him significant management and leadership experience. Scott is the Chair of the firm's Sydney Pro Bono Committee and a member of Mallesons in the Community Board.