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Minter Ellison
Level 19, Aurora Place
88 Phillip Street
Sydney 2000

Tel: +61 2 9921 4826
Fax: +61 2 9921 8014


Charles Alexander has specialised in intellectual property for more than 25 years and is consistently recognised for his leading copyright and privacy expertise.

He regularly advises major media, broadcasting, telecommunications, and entertainment industry clients on strategies to commercialise and protect their copyright, and has considerable experience in the enforcement and protection of IP rights.

Charles also acts for government and non-government schools on copyright licensing issues and in Copyright Tribunal proceedings, and has assisted many clients in the preparation of government submissions on copyright legislation.

In the marketing arena, Charles deals widely in advertising disputes and other trade practices and regulatory consumer protection issues, particularly misleading advertising and deceptive conduct allegations.

As a litigator, he provides advice, strategic guidance and representation for clients in both the Federal Court and the Copyright Tribunal.

His long-standing clients include Commercial Radio Australia, Copyright Advisory Group to the Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs, Fairfax Media, Foxtel and The Nielsen Company.

Charles is recognised as a leading intellectual property, trademark and copyright lawyer in key peer guides, and holds senior roles in several peak industry groups.

Copyright Practice:

Our copyright team advises, litigates, negotiates and assists on all aspects of copyright. We apply our broad technical knowledge, built over decades of complex advisory work and corporate copyright disputes, with a keen understanding of clients’ commercial objectives and business priorities. Our team works with clients in the education, research, technology, entertainment, fitness, media and telecommunications industries, often on matters that cross international borders.

We also frequently assist clients in the Copyright Tribunal in relation to their use of copyright material. We have a strong track record in negotiating with copyright collecting societies and have acted in proceedings in the High Court of Australia on copyright matters. The diversity of our practice enables us to embrace every challenge and apply commercial know-how to increase clients’ profits and reduce costs.

Minter Ellison – Sydney:

Our Sydney office is located at the heart of one of Australia’s key commercial centres. With a workforce of close to 500 people, including more than 260 legal professionals, we deliver comprehensive corporate advisory services and specialist support to leading Australian and international corporations.

With a strong base of experience and expertise, we have built a leading reputation in major industry sectors including financial services, technology, infrastructure and government, that are key to the state’s economic prosperity.

Our highly credentialed team of lawyers is supported by specialist teams in project management, know how and legal technology. As part of the firm’s integrated international office network, we provide seamless service to clients around the world.

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