Nick Weston is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organizationís (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centerís List of Arbitrators and Mediators and also the Centerís Domain Name Panel. He advises on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporations and not-for-profits, ICT, trade mark licensing & protection, reputation and brand management, domain names, trade practices compliance, sales and distribution, property, and has a strong commercial litigation practice.
Nick also serves as chairman of ASX listed biopharma, Agenix Limited [ASX:AGX; NASDAQ OTC: AGXLY] and Chairman of charitable foundation Karma Currency.
From 1983, Nick was a professional rower, a member of the Australian Rowing Team in 1989 and a Finallist in the LW4- at the World Rowing Championships, in Bled, Yugoslavia.
Before forming Nicholas Weston, Nick worked progressively as a solicitor, trade marks attorney and partner at another Collins Street, Melbourne commercial law firm.
Areas Of Experience
Commercial Litigation; Commercial law; Corporations law, Real Estate; Trade Marks, Domain Names.
Professional & Community Involvement
Chairman, Agenix Limited [ASX:AGX; NASDAQ OTC: AGXLY]: www.agenix.com
Chairman, Karma Currency Foundation: www.karmacurrency.com.au
Domain Name Panellist, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Member, List of Arbitrators and Mediators - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Member, Australia China Business Council
Member, Litigation Section of The Law Institute of Victoria
Member, International Trademarks Association (INTA)
Member, Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ)
Member, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA)
Member, Australian Writers' Guild (AWG)
Member, Melbourne Cricket Club;
Articles, Publications & Lectures
"Groundless Threats of Trade Mark Infringement Proceedings Ė How to Avoid Getting Court" 11 AIPJ 151 (first writer) (Australian Intellectual Property Journal August 2000)
"Copyright & Virtual Reality Ė a Band-Aid on the Bleeding Edge"" 8 AIPJ 71 (Australian Intellectual Property Journal May 1997)
"Intellectual Property Protection Under the Australia – United States Free Trade Agreement" – paper delivered at IIR Commercialising Intellectual Property Conference, 23rd to 25th August 2004, Eden on the Park, Melbourne.
"Contracts & IP – Seven Steps to IP Perfection" - paper delivered at IIR Advanced Contract Law Conference, 8th to 10th December 2004, The Duxton Hotel, Melbourne.
Publisher: Australian Trade Marks Law Blog: www.australiantrademarkslawblog.com
LL.M., (partially complete) Monash University; Registered Trade Marks Attorney
LL.B., University of London/University of Tasmania, 1996
B.Ec., La Trobe University, 1991