Principal Lawyer

Daniel Kovacs

Daniel Kovacs

Principal Lawyer

BA, LLB (Hons) LLM | Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Legal secretary: Deanne Quinlan and Chantelle Reynolds

+61 3 8600 8859

Daniel has specialised in intellectual property law for over 20 years. In 2006, he joined KCL Law (then called Kliger Partners) from one of Australia’s largest firms.

Daniel advises in all commercial and contentious aspects of intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright, patents, confidential information and passing off. He has acted for a number of major players in IP driven industries, such as fast moving consumer products, entertainment, publishing, finance, automotive, construction and pharmaceuticals. Daniel has a Masters of Laws degree, specialising in intellectual property.

Qualified as a Registered Trade Marks Attorney as well as a lawyer, he has vast experience in the area of brand (trade mark) protection. Consumer and competition law, entertainment and media law, IT, privacy and e-commerce are other areas of Daniel’s practice. Daniel has developed a reputation for providing commercial, strategic and outcome-focused advice to his clients.

Areas of practice

Intellectual property and information technology

  • Trade marks
  • Marketing and branding commercialisation and enforcement
  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Domain names and internet issues
  • Confidential information / trade secrets
  • Patents
  • IT procurement, licensing, support and maintenance agreement
  • Plant breeders' rights / horticulture code of conduct

Commercial and corporate

  • E-commerce
  • Licensing, distribution and agency
  • Merchandising advice and agreements
  • General commercial
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Advertising clearance work
  • Trade promotions and competitions

Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Commercial disputes
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Competition and consumer law


  • Privacy policy drafting
  • Protection and enforcement


  • Author and composer agreements
  • Film and television contracts
  • Music industry agreements

Professional memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria

Admitted to practice

  • 1996 — Supreme Court of Victoria