Daniel Kovacs

BA, LLB (Hons) LLM | Registered Trade Marks Attorney
Legal secretary: Deanne Quinlan
☎ +61 3 8600 8859
✉ dkovacs@kcllaw.com.au
A commercial lawyer specialising in intellectual property law for over 27 years, Daniel has developed a reputation for providing strategic and outcome-focused advice to his clients. Daniel advises on all commercial and contentious aspects of intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright, patents, confidential information and passing-off, and 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.

In addition to having a Masters of Laws degree, specialising in intellectual property, Daniel is a Registered Trade Marks Attorney with vast experience in the area of brand (trade mark) protection. He also has extensive experience practising in the areas of competition and consumer law, entertainment and media law, IT, privacy and e-commerce.

In 2006, Daniel joined KCL Law having previously worked at three of the largest national firms. He became Principal Lawyer in 2014.


Daniel has been recommended in the Doyle’s Guide Leading Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers – Victoria, 2024, as well as the Doyle’s Guide Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers – Victoria, 2023. He has also been recognised for his expertise in the Doyle’s Guide Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers — Victoria, 2023, 2022 and 2018.


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

  • Ecommerce
  • 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
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Protection of intellectual property


  • Privacy policy drafting
  • Protection and enforcement


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

Professional memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

Admitted to practice

  • 1996 — Supreme Court of Victoria