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Campbell
Thompson

Campbell joined the Bar in May 2014. Previously, Campbell had been a partner in the commercial litigation group of Freehills, focusing primarily on disputes related to intellectual property or information technology.

Campbell’s practice as a barrister focuses on intellectual property, confidential information and trade secrets, consumer law, and commercial contracts. Contentious matters in which he has been instructed as counsel include the following:

  • Federal Court copyright and breach of confidence proceedings involving computer source code in respect of hi-tech industrial machinery;
  • Federal Court patent litigation in the fields of pharmaceuticals and mechanical engineering;
  • Federal Court registered design infringement litigation in respect of designs for consumer products;
  • Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court trade mark and passing off litigation in various industries;
  • Trade mark oppositions before IP Australia;
  • Supreme Court litigation concerning the licensing of intellectual property; and
  • Supreme Court and County Court litigation under the Australian Consumer Law including in the fields of comparative advertising and in connection with pre-contractual representations in respect of franchise and distribution agreements; and
  • Commercial contract disputes in the Supreme Court and County Court.

Campbell has also had considerable experience as counsel, and previously as a solicitor, in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation, and in applications before the Federal and Supreme Courts for urgent relief, including by way of search and seizure orders and interim and interlocutory injunctions.  

Before coming to the Bar, Campbell was one of the leaders of the team instructed by Apple in its Federal Court proceedings against Samsung concerning patents relating generally to touchscreen hardware, user-interface software and mobile communications technology. Campbell also represented Tibra defending major Federal Court copyright infringement and breach of confidence proceedings in respect of the design of a computer system for automated options trading, and the development of source code for that system. Campbell has also acted for Telstra in significant copyright and contractual matters.

Other

Campbell is the Editor of the Intellectual Property section of the Australian Business Law Review. He is a member of the Trans-National Committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Campbell read with Helen Rofe.

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    Contact

    PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6356
    Email campbell.thompson@vicbar.com.au

    Chambers: Room 619
    Owen Dixon Chambers West
    525 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne 3000

    Practice Areas

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Commercial Law
    Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
    Competition Law & Consumer Law
    Defamation
    Public Law & Administrative Law
    Constitutional Law
    Technology Law & Media Law

    ADMISSIONS

    Admitted to the Legal Profession:
    11 Apr 1994
    Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
    01 May 2014