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Stuart Gibson

principal lawyer, commercial

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melbourne office 03 9208 9997
paralegal: bethany carr 03 9794 2592

about Stuart

Unafraid to go the extra mile, Stuart Gibson is a passionate defender of his clients’ brand and reputation.

Stuart has extensive experience in the fields of Intellectual Property (non-contentious and contentious) and Media and Entertainment law – with a particular bent for defamation cases. He has been recognised as one of Australia’s top media and defamation lawyers and has been involved in many landmark judgments.

Stuart’s expertise has been sought out by a number of high-net-worth individuals, Fortune 500 Directors and notable names in the entertainment industry. His perseverance in protecting the personal brand of internationally acclaimed and high-profile clients led to his recognition in Doyles Guide and a Leading Lawyer in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

In addition to this work, Stuart advises many of Australia’s leading retail brands including Brett Blundy Retail Group and global brands Lovisa, Honey Birdette, Bassike and State of Escape Accessories.

“My goal is to support my clients with the challenges they face and to be creative in achieving the best outcome for them with minimum fuss.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual property
  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Trade practices issues dealing with misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Media and entertainment law
  • Defamation and defamation on social media
  • Sports law
  • Designs law
  • Patent litigation and disputes
  • Racial and religious vilification


leadership positions

Member – IPSANZ-Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
Advisory Board Member – Melbourne University Centre of Media and Communications Law
Committee Member – Law Council of Australia, Media and Communications Group
Member – International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member – Melbourne Press Club