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Cameron Harvey

Partner & Practice Group Leader - Disputes

Cameron Harvey


T:+61 3 8686 6662

Cameron is a litigator and practice group leader of our Disputes team, based in Melbourne.

Cameron has acted in matters across superior courts along the Australian eastern seaboard, as well as in major cross-border litigation. He advises clients across a wide range of industries including commodities, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, information technology and textiles. He has spent over 20 years advising local and international clients across these and other sectors on intellectual property, disputes and commercial matters.

He is ranked as a recommended lawyer in APL500 for Intellectual Property and for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation in Best Lawyers.

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  • Representative experience

    • Advised Royal Children’s Hospital in a viral detection patent ownership dispute. Patents relating to improvements to viral detection methodology were filed by the senior scientist in charge of the hospital's virology laboratory in his own name (IP Australia, Federal Court)
    • GlaxoSmithKline – Advised in Federal Court action by CSL over regulatory issues surrounding Cervarix and Gardasil
    • Advised the owners of the leading global brand “Lonsdale” trade marks in relation to a contentious parallel importation strategy in Australia. (Federal Court, Trial and Appeal)
    • Advised SARB Management Group Pty Ltd trading as Database Consultants Australia Australia’s largest provider of vehicle detection apparatus and systems for parking on a patent infringement proceeding brought against it by Vehicle Monitoring Systems. The product marketed by the client is branded as PinForce parking (Federal Court)
    • Energizer Australia v Remington (Federal Court, Full Federal Court) – comparative advertising
    • Colorado Group Limited v Strandbags (Full Federal Court, High Court) – trade mark infringement and revocation, misleading and deceptive conduct
    • Caroma v Technicon (Federal Court) – registered design infringement
    • Boyapati v Rockefeller Management (Federal Court Appeal) – copyright infringement
    • Ted Baker v JAG (Federal Court) – copyright design overlap (settled)
    • Oliver v Husain (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court) – termination of supply issues

  • Admissions
    • High Court of Australia 1992
    • Supreme Court of Western Australia 2001
    • Supreme Court of Victoria 1992