Mark Davison



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LAW5316 Trade marks and commercial designations SEM1/T2


Mark Davison is the author of several  works relating to intellectual property and competition law and is a special counsel with Knightsbridge Lawyers. He has been named by Managing IP as one of the world's  50 most influential people in intellectual property. He has written The Legal Protection of Databases, published by Cambridge University Press, and is the first author of all on-line and hard copy editions of Shanahan's Australian Law of Trade Mark and Passing Off published since the Trade Marks Act 1995(Cth) came into effect . He is a co-author of the four editions of Australian Intellectual Property Law, published by Cambridge University Press. He has co-authored The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights: A Commentary published by Edward Elgar. He has also co-authored two casebooks dealing with competition law and aspects of consumer protection and is co-author of the 4th, 5th and 6th editions of Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary published by Lexis Nexis.  He has been a Chief Investigator on 6 Australian Research Council grants and won the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Monash University. He has taught in a number of overseas programs to judges and other government officials. 

He was a member of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property from 2013 until 2015, a Member of the Commonwealth Department of Health's Expert Advisory Group on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products and has been a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia for some years. In addition to private legal work relating to various intellectual property disputes, he has provided formal and informal advice to governments and non-government organisations in relation to international and national disputes concerning tobacco regulation. This work included membership of the Australian legal delegation to the World Trade Organisation's hearings of unsuccessful complaints brought against Australian's laws mandating plain packaging for tobacco products. His work has been cited and quoted in over 100 international arbitration, Australian and New Zealand court decisions and written submissions as well as over 250 decisions of the Australian Trade Marks Office and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.



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