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By George Legal

CONSULTANT By George Legal
Phone: +61 434 564 852
Email: george@bygeorgelegal.com.au
ABN: 78636869193
Level 1, Studio 1
459 Sydney Road
Brunswick, 3056, Victoria

By George Legal is a specialist intellectual property firm based in Brunswick.  By George Legal was established in 2016 by George O'Farrell, and later Joel Masterson, to offer high quality, specialised and cost-effective IP advice to individuals and businesses in the creative industries, including galleries, artists and creatives.  Collectively, George and Joel have more than 30 years’ experience working in intellectual property in Australia and the UK.  By George Legal encompasses the best elements of what they’ve learnt along the way about providing excellent client service, practical and strategic solutions and robust representation.

SERVICES & recent projects
  • Public and private art commission agreements
  • Advice on the protection, registration and enforcement of copyright and design rights (including legal action against Target on behalf of artist, Jon Campbell - read more)
  • Advice on the digitisation of collections of art and other works
  • Advice in relation to exhibiting and publishing controversial and explicit artwork
  • Drafting and negotiating industry template agreements
  • Advice and negotiation of rates for creators
  • Advice in relation to the collection and distribution of secondary royalties (including acting for the Australian Writer's Guild and AWGACS in relation to its recent dispute with Screenrights. Read more here;
    AWGACS, AWG and Screenrights agree settlement of dispute
    Expert decision regarding the SPA and AWG 1999 series and serials agreement

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.