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Ben Thorn, Rouse Lawyers

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Ben is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

For over a decade, Ben has worked on intellectual property and commercial law matters; taking a multi-disciplinary and practical approach to blend the technicalities of intellectual property law in a modern commercial context.

Ben has advised on:-

  • creating and tailoring corporate structures including company registration, share transactions and corporate governance;
  • shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and stakeholder relationship management;
  • commercial contracts, such as business sale agreements and software development agreements;
  • intellectual property asset identification, protection, transfer and licensing;
  • enforcement of intellectual property rights, including cease-and-desist letters, court injunctions and trade mark opposition proceedings;
  • trade mark strategy, registration and maintenance in Australia, overseas and under the Madrid Protocol;
  • protection of confidential information;
  • misleading and deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law (formerly the Trade Practices Act);
  • dispute resolution and mediation.

He has assisted clients in such diverse fields as information technology, chemical manufacturing, fashion, heavy vehicle manufacturing, transportation, food production, landscape architecture, not-for-profit organisations, charities and the arts.

Outside the law, Ben has interests in music, technology, software development, design and architecture. He has completed studies in Japanese language and culture including a 2-month study tour to Sendai and Tokyo.