Jonathan Flintoft

Jonathan Flintoft is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on intellectual property law (particularly brand protection and trade mark prosecution), commercial law and consumer law. He has almost 20 years of experience advising on the selection, registration and protection of trade marks in Australia and globally. Jonathan's intellectual property (IP) practice focuses on brand protection and trade mark prosecution. He advises on brand selection, trade mark availability and disputes between parties before the Registrar of Trade Marks. Jonathan has significant experience coordinating global trade mark portfolios, particularly across the Asia Pacific. His commercial practice involves drafting and negotiating agreements (including, franchising, distribution and supply, warehousing and logistics agreements), IP licences and assignments and IP commercialisation agreements, and advising on the application of Australian laws (such as competition and consumer legislation) to such agreements.

The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 will, for the first time, apply penalties to unfair contract terms and will increase maximum penalties under the CCA and ACL five-fold. In brief On 28 September 2022, the Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 (“Bill”). If passed, the Bill will: Introduce a civil penalty regime prohibiting the use of and reliance on unfair contract terms (UCTs) in standard…