Mr Tony Conaghan > Thomson Geer > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer
LEVEL 28, WATERFRONT PLACE
1 EAGLE STREET
BRISBANE
Australia

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution; Franchising

Position

Partner

Career

Tony Conaghan is a senior lawyer with more than 35 years’ experience in complex agreements and disputes, particularly across intellectual property (IP), information technology (IT), life sciences, and franchising.

 
Tony also has broad international experience, particularly in the USA, UK, and Asia.
 
Tony has been involved in many seminal deals and cases. His experience includes cases involving expert evidence and cross jurisdiction co-ordination with an emphasis on technical and parallel issues.
 
Tony has conducted many successful cases through to the High Court, and has been involved in more than 100 mediations.
 
Tony’s experience includes advising multi-national companies, the Australian and Queensland Governments, various Government owned corporations, universities, UniQuest, Copyright Collecting Societies, manufacturers, professional service firms, venture capitalists, inventors, and a wide cross-section of public and private corporations.
 

Tony is the former Deputy Chair for Australia and former Queensland Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is a member of various professional organisations, including the American Bar Association, American Association of Intellectual Property Lawyers, the International Bar Association, Licensing Executives Society International, IPSANZ, and the International Franchise Association. Tony is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony is also a Notary Public.

Memberships

  • Former Queensland Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia until 2018
  • Former Deputy Chair for Australia of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia until 2018
  • Former Chair of the Queensland Law Society Franchise Committee until 2018
  • American Bar Association (Forums on Franchising and Intellectual Property)
  • International Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society International
  • International Distribution Institute (Europe – only Australia legal correspondent)
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • International Franchise Association
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Admitted to the Supreme Courts of QLD, NSW, VIC & NT, the Federal and High Courts and the National Court of Justice of Papua New Guinea
  • First Mediator appointed in Queensland by the Office of Mediation Advisor and the Federal Minister under the Franchise Code of Conduct in 1996

Education

  • Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Graduate – Securities Institute of Australia
  • Approved Mediator of Disputes by Queensland Law Society Inc
  • Mediator appointed by the Office of Mediation Advisor and the Federal Minister under the Franchise Code of Conduct
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland