Scott La Rocca

Scott La Rocca is a commercially focussed lawyer specialising in intellectual property, privacy and technology. He also has extensive experience advising on the conduct of trade promotion lotteries and games of skill.

Scott advises on various forms of intellectual property and related rights, including copyright, trade marks, patents, designs, domain names and business names. This entails advising on IP protection strategies, filing and prosecuting applications, managing substantial IP international portfolios, advising on licensing arrangements, enforcing IP rights and representing clients in related disputes and negotiations.

Scott acts for a diverse range of clients from start-ups and not-for-profit organisations to government and corporate entities. Clients span across sectors including food and beverages, healthcare, automotive, clothing, manufacturing, finance, travel and transport industries.


Scott’s experience includes advising:

  • Thunder Road Brewery in defending trade mark infringement claims relating to its Pacific Ale range;
  • an Australian publisher in compelling a US individual to remove infringing material from YouTube and cease impersonating their business;
  • a US manufacturer in initiating proceedings and negotiating a settlement with an Australian supplier, including the return of stock and registered IP assets;
  • an Australian manufacturer in preparing bespoke hardware sale and software licensing agreements for automated kiosks;
  • a UK health and wellness company in defending trade mark opposition proceedings initiated by a global energy drink manufacturer;
  • various clients including Aurora Healthcare, Corporate Travel Management, Flavour Makers, McMillan Shakespeare, Navia, Passage Foods, and Whispir in maintaining and expanding international IP portfolios; and
  • various Australian and multinational companies on compliance with privacy law, including the preparation of appropriate privacy policies and disclosure statements.

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