2016 update in IP law

Course ID ID16012_BUS

  • Online
  • 1
  • Intermediate

In this one hour webcast, Nicholas Smith will take you through the latest developments in the area of intellectual property law.

Prior to purchase please see the information below for system requirements.

College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.


Full Price $120.00

Alumni/Member Price $108.00


Start date:

01 April 2016

End date:

30 June 2017

About This Course

Designed for

This seminar complies with the mandatory area of Substantive Law.



Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers with a broad commercial and intellectual property practice, including but not limited to contract, equity, corporations law, copyright and trade mark disputes.  Nicholas has acted in substantial trials as well as applications for preliminary discovery and urgent interlocutory orders. He also has specialist expertise in disputes involving Domain Names, being a UDRP Panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Nicholas came to the Bar after 5 years practising as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, where he worked in the Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution groups. There he worked with corporate clients on issues of commercial and intellectual property law. As part of his work he prepared submissions and appeared in proceedings before the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and Trade Marks Registrar. Prior to that, he worked as a case manager and member of the legal staff at the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (sic) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he edited and reviewed UDRP decisions and supervised the management of cases. He was also involved in drafting the WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, the first online casebook of UDRP decisions. Nicholas Smith is now a Panellist for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and has presented at WIPO meetings of Panellists.

Nicholas completed a Bachelor of Economics in 2002 and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 2003 at the Australian National University.  In 2006 he completed a Masters of Law at Columbia University, focusing on intellectual property, evidence and arbitration.  At Columbia he was named the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for Academic Achievement and was a member of the Student Senate.  He has also completed a specialist unit in Patent Law at the University of Technology, Sydney.



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