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Fearless Girl - State Street v Maurice Blackburn

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom) hosted by Davies Collison Cave

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On 29 April 2021 at 6pm AEST, join Colin Golvan AM QC and Melissa Marcus as they discuss the recent decision of State Street v Maurice Blackburn, in which they acted for Maurice Blackburn.

In State Street, Beach J ruled that Maurice Blackburn did not breach any of State Street Global’s rights in the Fearless Girl statue by arranging for a replica to be displayed at the launch of a campaign to address the gender pay gap.

State Street sued Maurice Blackburn for:

  • interference with contractual relations;
  • false, misleading or deceptive conduct in trade and commerce contrary to the Australian Consumer Law and passing off;
  • trade mark infringement; and
  • copyright infringement.

All the claims failed.

Colin Golvan AM QC practises predominantly in the intellectual property and trade practices areas. Colin appears in the Federal Court throughout Australia, and has appeared in intellectual property, trade practices and defamation matters in the High Court. 

Melissa Marcus practises in defamation law and all aspects of intellectual property.  Melissa has extensive experience in trade marks, trade practices, marketing law, defamation law and general commercial law. She is a recommended Junior Counsel in intellectual property law by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

This webinar will be online-only and is kindly hosted by Davies Collison Cave.


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