Graeme Fearon

Special Counsel
Practice areas
Corporate and commercial law
Intellectual property
Technology law
Start-ups and innovation
Technology, media and telecoms

Graeme Fearon is special counsel in Moulis Legal’s Brisbane office, providing strategic insight and expert knowledge to the firm’s cross-border, commercial, and intellectual property teams.

Graeme is a dual-qualified practitioner across the UK and Australia. Graeme has practised law for over 25 years, assisting major international companies with global licensing rights, data protection compliance, and IT law.

Graeme’s client experience ranges from luxury consumer brands to creative agencies, film and television production, music festivals as well as health, hygiene, and homecare manufacturers.

Graeme has a particular interest working with clients in the e-commerce, creative, media and technology sectors. His hands-on approach provides clients with practical advice on intellectual assets, which are the foundation of their businesses.

Graeme’s current focus is on intellectual property, including trade marks, copyrights, patents, designs, and confidential information. Graeme also works with technology businesses on commercial matters including advising on blockchain issues, licences and supply agreements. He has also spent the last few years helping clients adapt to new GDPR data protection regulations in the UK and EU.

Outside the office, Graeme can often be found speaking at national conferences and seminars as a well-respected voice within the industry. Graeme is also a self-proclaimed quiz master and loves the challenge of leading his team to victory on trivia night.

Knowledge pieces by Graeme Fearon
Lego blocks toy guns

Lego has taken action in the United States of America to prevent sales of an ‘irresponsible’ customisation kit for making real guns resemble children’s toys.

Significant changes to consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law

From 1 July 2021, more consumers will benefit from the statutory protection of the Australian Consumer Law with the upper limit for consumer rights protection increasing from $40,000 to $100,000.

Beyond digital art - implementing NFTs to your business

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been around since at least 2014 but have yet to really come into their own. Digital artworks and virtual cat-breeding (see below) may attract clickbait headlines but represent slightly trivial use cases and are nowhere near what we can ultimately expect of NFT technology.

New regulations on data protection in China

The Chinese government has announced new provisions clarifying the collection of personal information by mobile apps.

Digital art – NFTs and intellectual property

The recent explosion of interest – and investment – in digital art has highlighted one more area where blockchain is steadily encroaching into all aspects of modern life.

Brexit GDPR

With the expiry of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer subject to European Union (EU) law, which includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Queensland makes QR codes compulsory

In the light of the recent COVID flare-ups in Sydney, and hot on the heels of the ACT’s launch of its Check In CBR app, Queensland has announced that venues in the State will now be required to use electronic devices or QR codes to maintain registers of guests.

Underarm delivery

There is hardly an aspect of modern professional sport that remains untouched by commercial sponsorship.

Back in Black

Black Friday is a US institution that has been eagerly adopted across the capitalist world.

Checking out data protection and privacy in Check-In CBR app

As Australia starts to ease out of COVID lockdown, the ACT Government has announced that the capital’s cafes, restaurants and bars can begin to welcome more customers, provided they sign up to the Territory’s bespoke Check In CBR app. 

Of pedantry and promotion – Adani’s brave move

The Australian arm of the Adani Group has announced a rebrand, now to be known as Bravus.