Biography

Rebecca is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Intellectual Property group. She is an experienced intellectual property litigator who has worked on some of the leading copyright cases in Australia. In addition to copyright, her focus is on trade mark litigation and Australian Consumer Law litigation.

She advises clients across industries including health care, media and entertainment in relation to the multiple legal issues associated with branding. Rebecca has particular expertise in the online space in relation to copyright, consumer law, social media, privacy, data protection and defamation.

She has worked on a variety of enforcement matters for both national and international clients including the film and music industries. Rebecca has litigated cases in the Supreme and Federal Courts and at appellate level in the NSW Court of Appeal, the Full Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. 

Rebecca is a board member of the Communications and Media Law Alliance, a member of the Copyright Society of Australia and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications Studies) from the University of Newcastle. Rebecca was admitted as a solicitor in 2005.  Rebecca also has a Masters of Research in issues relating to social media law and democracy and is currently undertaking a PhD in a similar area.

Recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Intellectual Property

LEGAL 500

Recognised in Intellectual Property Law

BEST LAWYERS AUSTRALIA

Recommended - Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers – NSW); and Rising Star in Intellectual Property and TMT (2018)

DOYLES GUIDE

Recognised as a Copyright Star – Australia

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IP STARS

Ranked Bronze for Enforcement and Litigation

WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW

Special Counsel of the Year

LAWYERS WEEKLY AUSTRALIAN LAW AWARDS 2018

Legal 500 describes Rebecca as having had an impressive year, with clients recognising her as an “absolute standout”. “Rebecca Dunn is highly competent and is the product of the very best qualities of the team which has trained her.”

LEGAL 500 2021