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Lawyer: Wayne Covell Solicitor & Trade Marks Attorney

Status: Member since 2005


Wayne Covell is an entertainment and trade marks attorney based in Sydney, Australia. After being admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986 he practised with a leading patent and trade mark attorney firm and then as a specialist intellectual property lawyer for an international law firm.

He was called to the Sydney Bar in 1991 where he specialised in defamation, copyright, trade marks and entertainment law. In the same year Wayne was appointed the founding lecturer in post graduate Trade Marks Law at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Wayne has advised many television productions on protecting their intellectual property and format rights. He is the executive producer of a 26 episode children’s television series which has been shown in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and is currently being shown on the Disney Channel in the USA.

Articles that Wayne has written on intellectual property have appeared throughout the world. He is also the co-author of two books including Principles of Remedies, now in its 3rd edition 2005 for its publisher LexisNexis.
Since 1991 Wayne has been both a member of the Intellectual Property Law Committee, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia and the New South Wales Bar Association. He is also a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Australian Performing Rights Association. Wayne became a Film Commissioner in 2002.



Wayne Covell
Solicitor & Trade Marks Attorney

T +61-2-(0) 402 125 790