I am an experienced Trade Marks Attorney and Lawyer with a particular focus on all aspects of matters before the Australian Trade Marks Office. My specialisation is in all aspects of trade mark law including Australian and overseas trade mark filings and prosecutions, filing strategies and trade mark portfolio management. Clients also seek my advice in respect of the creation, adoption, use and enforcement of trade marks as well as dealing with trade mark oppositions as well as on the commercial aspects of intellectual property including due diligence, assignments and licensing issues. My experience also includes design registrations as well as advice on labelling requirements, domain name and business name registrations.
I have worked in trade marks since 1995, initially as a Trade Marks Examiner with IP Australia, then as a Trade Marks Attorney with two large Australian firms and then with a boutique IP practice before joining Addisons in March 2011.
BComm – Australian National University
Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice – University of Technology Sydney
Bachelor of Complementary Medicine – University of New England
Juris Doctor – University of Technology Sydney
Registered Trade Marks Attorney
Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)