image of Cameron GascoyneCameron Gascoyne

Clayton Utz Partner , Brisbane T +61 7 3292 7091 https://www.claytonutz.com

Cameron specialises in intellectual property and technology law, advising public and private sector clients across a broad range of industries and transaction types.

He has over 20 years' experience advising on the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property.

On the technology side, Cameron is a trusted strategic adviser on major technology procurement and outsourcing projects. He has acted on a range of system implementation, cloud services and outsourcing projects.

Cameron offers an innovative and commercial approach to the project matters that he works on. His background in Science and Law, and an MBA in Technology Management, has equipped him with a strong technical understanding.

He shares that knowledge and expertise through regular training on a range of IP and IT topics.

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Expertise

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Intellectual Property

Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics Games: Advised Brisbane City Council on the intellectual property and marketing arrangements for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Copyright in the Aboriginal Flag: Advised the Commonwealth of Australia on acquiring the copyright in the Aboriginal Flag.

Komatsu iSite: Advised Komatsu on the IP arrangements for new "smart construction" products, such as the iSite fleet management system. 

Development.i commercialisation: Advised Sunshine Coast Council on the successful commercialisation of its visualisation and tracking solution for development applications known as Development.i.

Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ): Advised the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Road on the protection strategy for the PPQ brand portfolio, including various trade mark registrations.

Korea Zinc: Advised on its investment in a leading global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles.

Forest Wind: Advised on IP arrangements for a project to establish a 1200MW clean energy facility in Queensland

Adani: Advised Adani on complex IP issues relating to the procurement of locomotives from Progress Rail. 

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Part of a consortium that advised the Authority on the establishment of information sharing arrangements with reef traditional owners.

Origin/APLNG: Advised on a A$14 million (published) alliance with CSIRO to conduct research into the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the natural gas industry.

Elanra: Advised on the development and commercialisation of a patented medical device.

See Intellectual Property

Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Gold Coast Digital City Platform: Advised on various projects forming part of the City of Gold Coast's Digital City Platform, including procurement of ICT managed services, telecommunications services, data centre services, a cloud-based contract management system, IOT and field service automation solution, cyber-security services, public wi-fi, Windows 10 roll-out, platform integration services and a document and records management system.

Local Council ERP systems: Advised local councils around Australia on their core business systems, including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Wollongong, South Perth, Toowoomba and Livingstone.

UnitingCare Queensland business transformation program: Advised on a series of ICT projects underpinning its business transformation, including outsourcing ICT managed services, establishing a panel for delivery of ICT project services, procurement of cloud-based finance and customer relationship management systems, and telecommunication services procurement.

Komatsu: Advised Komatsu on its global supply contract with Rio Tinto, including the use of Komatsu's autonomous haulage system technology.

Tourism Tasmania: Advised on the procurement of a marketing technology platform.

CS Energy: Advised on outsourcing a broad range of managed ICT infrastructure and operations services.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service: Advised on the procurement of an inventory management system.

Brisbane City Council – cloud computing: Advised on the renegotiation of a contract for supply of infrastructure-as-a-service and managed services, as part of Council's migration to a cloud operating model.

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training: Advised on a contract to develop a student management system.

Queensland Treasury: Advised on procurement of a customer-facing tax portal and machine learning for tax collection systems by SAP.

See Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Trade Marks

Collins Foods: Advised Collins Foods on defending misleading conduct and passing-off proceedings in the Federal Court by Taco Bill, arising from Collins Foods use of the TACO BELL trade mark.

Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ): Advised the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Road on the protection strategy for the PPQ brand portfolio, including various trade mark registrations.

NEXTDC international brand strategy: Advised NEXTDC on registering its key brand in Asian markets.

Brand portfolio management and advice: Advised on brand portfolio strategy, protection, enforcement and disputes for several key clients including Puma Energy, NEXTDC, Stadiums Queensland, Tourism and Events Queensland, TAFE Queensland and Central Queensland University.

Jacana Energy: Advised on rebranding and registration of the JACANA trade mark.

Tourism and Events Queensland: Advised extensively on the protection and enforcement of brands used to promote Queensland throughout the world.

See Trade Marks

Copyright

Copyright in the Aboriginal Flag: Advised the Commonwealth of Australia on acquiring the copyright in the Aboriginal Flag.

Sunshine Coast Council: Advised Council on copyright infringement allegations made against it by a third party in respect of tender documents provided by a consultant.

Aniplex (Sony): Advised on regulatory issues relating to its proposed distribution of a mobile app game in Australia, including copyright, privacy and terms of use.

Blackcard: Assisted BlackCard to secure the copyright in its cultural awareness training programs.

Development.i commercialisation: Advised Sunshine Coast Council on the successful commercialisation of its visualisation and tracking solution for development applications known as Development.i.

See Copyright

Agribusiness and Food

Ceres Tag: Advised on the commercialisation of a smart ear tag for livestock, including intellectual property protection and licensing, funding agreements, manufacturing arrangements, satellite service agreements and customer terms.

The Agtech Store: Advised on vendor terms for an online retail store.

Gulf Coast Agricultural Company: Advised on brand protection issues.

Trisco Foods: Advised on IP issues relating to development of food products for supply to global fast-food chain shores.

TerViva: Advised on licensing and protection plant technology in Australia.

Dicky Bill Australia: Advised on international trade mark registration for agricultural food products.

Elrose: Brand protection for the Elrose Brahman Stud.

See Agribusiness and Food

Privacy

Queensland Treasury: Advised on the data breach involving 10,300 fines being sent to wrong people.

Mitsu Fudosan: Provided advice on Australian privacy law for an internal privacy compliance training program.

Godiva: Advised on Australian regulations relating to e-commerce activities in Australia, including privacy, electronic marketing and online terms. 

DG Holdings: Advised on the application of the Australian Privacy Act in relation to its distribution of computer games in Australia. 

Yamaha: Provided advice on the application of Australian data protection laws to its operations in Australia, including cross-border transfers and access of information. 

Aniplex (Sony): Advised on regulatory issues relating to its proposed distribution of a mobile app game in Australia, including copyright, privacy and terms of use.

See Privacy

Digital Economy

UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ): business transformation program:  Advised on a series of ICT projects underpinning its business transformation, including outsourcing ICT managed services, establishing a panel for delivery of ICT project services, procurement of cloud-based finance and customer relationship management systems (including design/implementation services), and telecommunication services procurement.

City of Gold Coast – Digital City Platform:Advised on various projects forming part of Council's Digital City Platform, including procurement of ICT managed services, telecommunication services, data centre services, a cloud-based contract management system, IOT and field service automation solution, cyber-security services, installation of public wi-fi, Windows 10 roll-out, platform integration services and a document and records management system (including design and implementation services).

Capcom: Advised on virtual currency regulation in Australia.

Aniplex (Sony): Advised on regulatory issues relating to its proposed distribution of a mobile app game in Australia, including copyright, privacy and terms of use.

Stadio Global: Advised on commercialisation of utility-backed NFTs.

UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ): Advised UCQ on its joint venture with Uniting NSW to develop and launch Leap In! – an app that helps people with disability navigate the NDIS and provides a platform to create and implement their NDIS plans through online devices.

NSW Department of Transport and Main Roads: Advised on the commercialisation of the traffic model used for the WestConnex toll roads.

See Digital Economy

Cyber Security

Confidential: Advised a public sector client on a configuration error that allowed administrator access to its finance system.

Ransomware: Advised a food processing company on a ransomware attack that encrypted its primary and backup data.

Confidential: Advised a finance company on a security incident that resulted in client data being publicly accessible on the Internet.

Queensland Treasury: Advised on a data breach involving 10,300 fines being sent to wrong people.

University: Advised a university on an incident involving former staff having access to its ICT systems.

See Cyber Security

Knowledge

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