Nicole Murdoch

Nicole Murdoch

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Nicole is a Director in the Intellectual Property team. As a qualified Lawyer, Electrical Engineer and Trade Marks Attorney, Nicole’s qualifications and practical experience allow her to fully comprehend the nexus of the law, technology and business to provide advice to her clients - which is both commercially sensible and technically practical.

Nicole’s legal experience includes:

  • commercialisation of trade marks, designs, copyright and patents, including drafting licence, distribution, supplier and assignment documents, conducting due diligence investigations and providing restructuring advice;

  • Intellectual Property litigation including, trade mark, patent, copyright and domain name disputes and associated misleading and deceptive conduct, confidential information and passing off disputes;

  • Software theft litigation including misuse of confidential information;

  • drafting software development agreements, software and website terms of use, privacy policies and associated documentation;

  • Domain Name dispute resolution including the .com, .au and .nz domain space; and

  • providing advice on use of various technologies such as peer-to-peer networks, encryption and RFID devices.

Prior to entering the law Nicole worked for 10 years in the Information Technology industry as a software engineer, senior analyst programmer and team leader. Her experience spans a range of industry sectors including the telecommunications, e-commerce, encryption, military and wireless communication. This experience allows Nicole to make a connection with her clients on a practical level and allows her to build and maintain client relationships.

Previously, Nicole worked as a commercial property Solicitor and Trade Marks Attorney. She is a proactive member of Engineers Australia, the Australian Computer Society, and the IPSANZ QLD committee and is an auDA Names Policy Panel Member as well as participating on the panel of pro bono lawyers for The Arts Law Centre.


Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) | University of Queensland
Juris Doctor (First Class Honours) | Bond University
Graduate Diploma Legal Practice | College of Law
Master of Industrial Property | University of Technology Sydney
Queensland Law Society
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), Queensland Committee Member
Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
auDA Names Policy Panel Member
The Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
2008 Supreme Court of Queensland
2008 High Court of Australia
2009 Trade Marks Attorney
Related Services: 
Commercialisation and Licensing of IP
Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Misuse of Confidential Information
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct and Passing Off
Trade Marks
Domain Names
IP Due Diligence
Retainer and Fixed Fee Services
Information Security
Information Technology