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LL.B, LL.M, B.Comm
David is a Director at Pointon Partners.
As a registered Trade Mark Attorney, David leads the Intellectual Property practice for Pointon Partners Lawyers & Trade Mark Attorneys.
David’s expertise includes:
Commercial transactions including:
- Franchising / Joint Venture / Sale of Business / Exclusive Distribution / Sale of Goods / Partnership / Consultancy / Due Diligence;
- Business acquisitions and disposals;
- Commercial advice and strategy;
- Company/Shareholder Disputes;
- Trusts and Superannuation matters;
- Estate Planning;
- Intellectual Property;
- Commercial Litigation;
- Commercial Property; and
- Private Lending.
David has a broad range of experience in commercial and intellectual property matters. This includes acting for both local and international clients and their associated brands, in protecting their Intellectual Property rights from any third party infringement. He supports and advises his international clients in conjunction with Laworld members in all jurisdictions including USA, Europe and Asia. David is particularly recognised for his work in Trade Marks, specialising in:
- Registration and Prosecutions;
- Dispute Resolution;
- Assignments and Transfers;
- International Trade Mark Protection; and
- Banking and finance matters, including loan origination and finance facility documentation.
David also represents clients in complex litigation. He acts in litigation relating to Intellectual Property matters, shareholders, partnerships, leasing and property. Additionally, David also has experience acting for franchisors and franchisees and advising them on any legislative changes.
David is highly involved in the property team at Pointon Partners and regularly advises property developers, family businesses, entrepreneurs and commercial borrowers on a range of property and business law related matters.
Furthermore, David has significant experience in private lending. He provides his clients with comprehensive and strategic advice during the negotiation and drafting stages of a loan agreement, as well as during the agreement’s execution. He represents both private and institutional lenders and borrowers.
David’s clients are drawn from small and medium sized businesses, public companies, associations, institutes and universities.
David graduated with Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) in 2000. He has also graduated with a Masters of Law at Monash University specialising in intellectual property law in 2007.
David is also a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Franchise Council of Australia, the Italian Chambers of Commerce and Australian-Italian Leaders of Tomorrow (“ALTO”).
David is also a member of The Property Council of Australia which is the leading advocate for Australia’s $600 billion property industry.