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Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Allens maintains an acclaimed practice with expertise across the full range of IP issues, including commercialisation, contentious and regulatory matters spanning trade mark and patent infringements and transactional matters. The team's patent experience covers life sciences and technology matters. Strong track record working with leading multinational corporations, particularly in the media and advertising sectors. Offers a leading practice in the areas of copyright, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting. Notable clients include the Australian Olympic Committee, Ford and Pfizer.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "easy to deal with, timely and experts in their fields," going on to add: "They provide commercial and practical advice and excellent client service."

Another client similarly highlights the high level of service provided by the team, saying: "They take great care in developing and fostering strong client relationships, taking the time to understand our business and its key drivers."

Work highlights

Allens advised Cytec in developing and implementing strategies to challenge a family of patent applications owned by one of its competitors, Nalco Company.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Wiseman is described by one client as "intelligent and knowledgeable with sharp commercial acumen and a practical approach." He maintains a diverse practice, which includes advising clients on trade mark enforcement and appeals.

Miriam Stiel is regularly instructed on significant contentious intellectual property matters. She demonstrates a wealth of experience acting on copyright and trade mark litigation, and shows additional expertise in advising clients on IP aspects of significant acquisitions. A pleased client says: "Miriam is the practitioner you want on your side for contentious intellectual property matters"

Richard Hamer is widely seen as one of the the leading lawyers in contentious intellectual property matters, especially with regard to patents, and is highly experienced in defending clients in infringement and revocation proceedings.

Tim Allen acts on a variety of trade mark matters, including portfolio management, general advice, and disputes. One client says: "He is a technical expert so we trust his advice and his exceptional client care."

Tim Golder He acts on a range of trade mark and copyright matters, including cross-border protection issues as well as trade mark registration appeals. Clients appreciate that he is a "highly seasoned lawyer with substantial experience in trade mark litigation and enforcement of rights."

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Overview

Allens' Intellectual Property practice delivers an integrated and highly specialised service to manage, protect, commercialise, enforce and defend our clients’ IP. Our market leading team consists of the best commercial and litigation lawyers and patent and trade marks attorneys in Australia.

Our clients are our focus and we are committed to providing the highest quality of service, transparency and value that will support our clients' success, while helping them save time and money.

Whether it is guiding multinational and local corporations in securing the continued growth and integrity of their IP portfolio, or providing patent advice to emerging industries and start-ups, we provide sound, sustainable, commercial solutions. Our people combine technical excellence with commercial insight – we invest the time needed to understand our clients' business and what they are trying to achieve.

We have extensive experience handling the IP portfolios of some of Australia’s and the world’s most famous brands and innovative technologies, and a track record second to none in litigation. We are at the forefront of changes to Australia's intellectual property laws and help shape the IP policy agenda through our involvement in professional and industry bodies.



Intellectual Property

Allens

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Location

Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place

126 Phillip Street

(Corner of Hunter & Phillip Streets)

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Australia

Intellectual Property: Patents


Richard Hamer
Band 1

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright


Andrew Wiseman
Band 4
Miriam Stiel
Band 2