Jon Gottschall

ADMITTED  1998    BAR  2008

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 8412
MOBILE  0419 292 471

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Jon Gottschall, Bsc(Hons); M.App.Sc; LLB


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Computers / IT
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Defamation
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media
  • Patent
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Product Liability
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Traffic Offences




Jon has a commercial practice including intellectual property, competition and consumer protection law, marketing and regulatory compliance.

Jon has a substantial background in matters involving technical issues and expert evidence. This includes intellectual property and matters involving regulatory or compliance issues such as consumer law, food regulation, veterinary and agricultural products and therapeutic goods. His practice includes building and construction and commercial disputes concerning the technical characteristics of goods or services.

Jon has particular expertise in intellectual property including patents, trademark and related branding rights, copyright, design and confidential information. Jon practices in patent litigation and actions relating to copyright, trademark and trade secrets. He practices in opposition proceedings for patents and trademarks, opposition to amendments and non-use applications. He also practices in intellectual property licensing, commercialisation and franchising, both in the context of disputes and providing strategic advice for business development.

He has advised clients in relation to consumer law issues, including, advertising, advertising disputes and scientific testing in relation to validating and challenging product claims. He has advised clients in relation to product development, packaging and labelling and in relation to nutritional, therapeutic, agricultural and veterinary products.

Before joining the Bar, Jon was a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property and Litigation department of Allens Arthur Robinson. His non-law training is mostly in the medical and life sciences but he has engineering exposure and works with most areas of science and technology. Jon has had a substantial engagement with a generic pharmaceutical client.

Jon has worked on matters in the following areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular biology/genetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Toxicology
  • Immunology/vaccines
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition/foods
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering/industrial chemistry
  • Electronics
  • IT/systems
  • Mineral processing/metallurgy
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Agricultural products
  • Veterinary products
  • Therapeutic goods
  • Medical technology
  • FMCGs – cleaning; hygiene; functional products
  • Safety products
  • Solar technology
  • Product testing and claim validation

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.