Our specialist firm focusses on trade marks for the entertainment and sports industries. We also search and provide opinions on film and television titles. Our clients include major Hollywood studios and production companies, television broadcasters, global sports brands, entertainers and peak legal associations. Apart from this website, we do not advertise. By choice, we do not appear in legal guides. Clients find us by way of recommendation and reputation.
Robin Covell is a trade marks attorney with extensive legal, brand management, licensed merchandise and media experience. Robin was previously an international brand manager, a publisher’s assistant and a judge's associate in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia.
Wayne Covell is a lawyer, trade marks attorney, author, film commissioner and executive producer. With degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney, he was a judge’s tipstaff and a research assistant in the New South Wales Court of Appeal in 1986 and was first admitted as a barrister in the same year. He’s also practised with a leading Australian patent & trade marks attorney firm and the world’s largest law firm.
In 1991 Wayne was appointed the foundation lecturer in post graduate Trade Marks Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where he also taught Remedies and Evidence. In 1993 Wayne was appointed Sub Dean of the UTS Law School. In 2000 he was registered as a trade marks attorney.
Wayne has negotiated film, television, music, licensing and merchandising deals for studios, broadcasters and entertainment franchises. He is a foundation film commissioner for Fiji where he negotiated with Hollywood studios and producers to shoot their feature films in Fiji. He’s represented many clients at entertainment and intellectual property conventions such as INTA, The Cannes Film Festival, MipCOM, MipTV, The American Film Market, Locations Expo, International Licensing Expo, Irish Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, NATPE and the Sundance Film Festival.
Wayne is a founding co-author of the legal best seller Covell & Lupton’s Principles of Remedies, first published in 1995, cited by the High Court of Australia, widely available throughout the world and now in its 8th edition for LexisNexis. He’s also written for The Trademark Reporter®, the World Intellectual Property Report and IP Asia.