Tim is the Joint Head of the Melbourne Office and has extensive experience in intellectual property protection and commercialisation, and IT and telecommunications contracts, as well as commercial agreements, franchising, data protection, privacy and competition and consumer law.
Tim has experience in advising on all aspects of intellectual property protection, its commercialisation and enforcement and disputes. Tim assists clients with management of intellectual property portfolios in Australia and overseas including trade mark filings, prosecution and oppositions in Australia and overseas. A significant proportion of Tim’s work is in biotechnology and other high technology industries. This work includes drafting and negotiating complex licence and technology transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements, research and development agreements, collaboration agreements, manufacturing and quality agreements, and marketing agreements.
Tim has extensive experience advising IT and telecommunications service providers, as well as government and corporate clients procuring, software (including software development), software-as-a-service, IT services and telecommunications services.
Tim advises clients on data protection and privacy legislation including privacy policies and statements, data collection practices, data sharing arrangements and mandatory data breach notification. He assists public sector and private sector clients operating or entering into Australia as well as organisations operating overseas.
Tim has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Science, all from the University of Melbourne.
‘Our partner Tim Clark has taken the time and interest to intimately understand our business and our highly specialised industry, and this makes for rapid consideration and response to our legal matters.’
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Intellectual Property, 2022 edition
‘Tim Clark and Jamin Li are very attentive and responsive to urgent needs. They have a unique ability to understand commercial drivers for a business and take a practical response to resolving issues.’
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Intellectual Property, 2023 edition
- Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Education Law (Melbourne, AU) – Since 2021 edition
- Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Privacy and Data Security Law (Melbourne, AU) – Since 2022 edition
- Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property – Since 2013 – 2023 editions
- Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Technology, Media & Communications – 2014 to 2016
- Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Data protection – 2022 & 2023 editions
- Doyle’s Guide – Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers – Victoria, 2018 edition
- Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Finalist for Intellectual Property Team of the Year – 2016
Recent deals and media coverage
- Law firm merger 1 year on – Lawyers Weekly, 27 November 2018
- Member, INTA
- Member, Licensing Executives Society
- Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Member, Law Institute of Victoria
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