Nicholas is the principal of Nicholas Smith IP and Litigation, a boutique firm that provides clients with top-quality advice and advocacy that will enable them to resolve commercial disputes and intellectual property matters quickly and at a fair price.
Nicholas is a former barrister, solicitor at a top-tier law firm and also determines trade mark opposition disputes and domain name disputes for IP Australia and the World Intellectual Property Organization respectively.
January, 2015 - Present
I provide specialist legal advice and representation to clients engaged in IP and general commercial disputes. I have a specialist expertise in trade mark and domain name issues.
September, 2011 - December, 2015
I practised at the NSW Bar for 5 years where I developed a commercial and intellectual property practice. I acted and advised in disputes involving contract, equity, corporations, trade practices and insolvency law. I appeared in trials in the Federal and State courts, interlocutory applications, arbitrations and mediations.
July, 2006 - September, 2011
I practised in the areas of Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance. I acted for retail, media and technology clients in copyright, trade mark and design matters including in respect of customs seizures, trap purchases and urgent injunctions. I researched and advised clients on issues relating to copyright, trade mark and banking law. I also prepared transaction documents, prepared submissions and appeared on behalf of clients in court.
Masters of Law
2005 - 2006
1998 - 2002
455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
New South Wales, Australia
10 years held