Intellectual Property Barrister

Dr Anton Hughes

Intellectual Property



Providing independent legal advice and advocacy for creators and entrepreneurs since 2013

Based in Sydney, Australia, Dr Anton Hughes represents creative clients in a range of contentious matters, at trial and appeal level. He specialises in all intellectual property matters, including patents, copyright, trade marks, confidential information, misleading and deceptive conduct. Anton brings his extensive advocacy experience and technological expertise to every case to support his clients’ individual needs and concerns.

In addition to practicing law for over a decade, Anton has been at the forefront of technology for over 20 years. He has a degree in computer systems, and lengthy professional experience in software development.

Get in touch to set up an initial consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether his services are right for you.




Maurice Byers Chambers
Level 60, MLC Centre
19-29 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000

(+61 2) 8233 0300


Areas of Practice


The world of technology is ever growing and evolving. From artificial intelligence to blockchain to bioinformatics, the opportunity for innovation grows, but so does the complexity, and the potential for disputes. That’s where Anton comes in.

commercial litigation

Anton appears for plaintiffs and in a range of commercial disputes, including in property transactions, contract disputes, home building disputes, consumer law actions, and succession claims.


The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. Anton strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.


The startup and small business marketplace is an ever-changing landscape that requires legal advice from someone who understands startup culture from the inside out. Anton brings his personal experience with a number of startups to give understandable advice to attain a competitive advantage.


The internet, software, and technology are ubiquitous. The pace of change of technological innovation represents a challenge to laws which don’t move at the same pace. Anton’s ability to see things from both technological and legal perspectives helps to bridge that gap.

criminal law

In order to develop his advocacy skills, Anton has regularly appeared in criminal law matters since 2011, both at trial and appellate level.


The best way to predict the future is to create it
— Alan Kay


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact Anton regarding your legal enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help Anton best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling Anton what you want to achieve. You may also email or call Anton’s clerk ( to make an enquiry about availability.

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