In this year’s research, we shine the light on 47 trademark specialists who are well versed in contentious and non-contentious matters such as infringement, enforcement, and developing and managing portfolios.
Most Highly Regarded
Davies Collison Cave Law receives eight listings here.
Marion Heathcote has a stellar reputation in the market and possesses sweeping knowledge of trademark law and experience advising on portfolio management.
Michael Wolnizer is a “real leader” with a first-class practice in all elements of trademark law, such as infringement searches and prosecution.
Nick Holmes is a distinguished lawyer with profound knowledge of how to assist domestic and global clients in managing their trademark portfolios.
Chris Jordan excels as an IP litigator with over three decades of experience appearing before the trademark office and a range of courts and tribunals.
Adam Sears is a seasoned trademark specialist with impressive know-how in prosecution, consumer protection and search analysis advice. Allens sees three lawyers highlighted in this chapter.
Tim Golder is hailed as a “leading Australian IP lawyer” who offers “impressive technical knowledge coupled with commercial advice”.
Miriam Stiel is a highly experienced litigator with a wealth of experience advising clients across various industries including financial services, luxury goods and telecommunications.
Andrew Wiseman is revered for his invaluable insights in the food and beverage industries for which he is a highly sought-after adviser to global brands.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth receives four listings here.
Stephen Stern is a market leader with a niche in acting for major luxury goods companies including Cartier, Gucci and Prada.
Odette Gourley is a standout name due to her stellar litigation practice, in addition to her expertise in portfolio management and trademark registration.
Jürgen Bebber is a “trademark specialist” who has amassed considerable experience advising domestic and international clients in managing and enforcing their trademark rights.
Kate Hay is regarded as a “strong IP lawyer who provides practical and commercial solutions to any complex problem”.
Clayton Utz achieves three listings in this chapter.
Mary Still enjoys a strong profile in the market as a leading litigator with extensive experience in proceedings relating to the infringement of trademarks.
Brett Doyle garners praise for his strong record assisting clients with the protection and development of their trademark portfolios.
Chris McLeod is held in high regard by peers who applaud his expert handling of trademark infringement proceedings and prosecution.
Gilbert + Tobin’s Lisa Lennon is a top name in the Australian market, lauded for her vast experience in the brand protection and enforcement of trademarks and designs.
Kate Harrison is recognised for her strong expertise that runs the gamut of contentious IP matters, and regularly appears before tribunals and the Federal Court.
At King & Wood Mallesons, Katrina Rathie is a highly sought-after practitioner thanks to her invaluable experience advising major clients operating in the healthcare and cosmetics industries.
Matthew Swinn is an “excellent litigator” with a tremendous understanding of trademark disputes and brand protection matters.
Frances Drummond of Norton Rose Fulbright is well versed in developing strategies concerning exploitation of IP rights and portfolio management.
Jackie O’Brien is a trademark specialist who assists clients in complex trademark infringement matters, and has over three decades of experience.
Tracey Berger at Spruson & Ferguson Intellectual Property is widely recognised as a top name in the market with profound expertise in trademark registration and protection.
Robert Arnold of Baker McKenzie comes highly commended for his strategic advice concerning enforcement and protection of IP rights.
Lisa Ritson at Ashurst has enviable knowledge of complex trademark infringement, enforcement and portfolio management, making her a go-to lawyer in the space.