B. Comm., LL. B.
01 October 1979
Signed Bar Roll:
20 May 2010
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Commercial Law
- Intellectual Property & Technology Law
- Trade Practices
Mr Browne practises primarily in the areas of intellectual property and commercial law.
He appears in all jurisdictions on his own.
Mr. Browne is experienced in matters involving:
- Trade Secrets and confidential information;
- Plant Breeders Rights Infringement and Licensing;
- Contractual disputes;
- Intellectual Property infringement and licensing;
- Consumer protection
Mr Browne has acted as mediator in many commercial disputes and as a registered trademarks attorney for 15 years.
Academic Position / Published Articles:
In 2011 Mr Browne was appointed a sessional lecturer at Monash University in the area of Plant Breeders Rights legislation. He has been involved in the successful prosecution of the majority of successful Plant Breeders Rights proceedings (Federal Court) infringements in Australia. He also sat for several years as a member of the Federal Government’s Plant Breeders Rights Advisory Committee. He has delivered papers at many national and international conferences on the subject of Intellectual Property.
Mr Browne has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a post graduate degree of Bachelor of Laws from the University of Natal South Africa. Mr Browne’s mini thesis for his post graduate Bachelor of Laws examined the role of local government for misfeasance in roads maintenance.
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