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K&L Gates

K&L Gates is a full service commercial law firm.  K&L Gates' lawyers have extensive experience in acting for clients in the housing industry (including both large and smaller businesses) in respect of the following matters: 

Intellectual property issues, including:

  • Copyright disputes: K&L Gates has successfully acted on both sides of disputes involving copyright in house plans and houses for a range of designers and builders, including in proceedings in the Federal Court.
  • Licensing of house designs.
  • Trade mark and brand protection.
  • Disputes regarding trade mark infringement, passing off, misleading and deceptive conduct and misuse of confidential information (including by former employees).

Reviewing and advising on marketing materials and sales collateral to ensure compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and other legal requirements.

Contracts and disputes with suppliers and customers.

Real Estate: advising in contentious and non-contentious matters, including in respect of contracts with developers.

Employment and workplace relations.


Savannah Hardingham
Ph: 03 9205 2043

Tony Watson
Ph: 03 9640 4331

Chris Round
Ph: 03 9640 4364


Level 25,
South Tower,
525 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000