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Asia-Pacific 2022
Australia Intellectual Property
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Band 2

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Ashurst

Our team of dedicated partners and practitioners act on significant IP litigation and commercial matters including those in the patent, copyright, designs, trade mark and advertising spheres. 

Ashurst has a formidable IP team and provides a complete range of contentious and non-contentious IP services from within a single dedicated IP team. The IP  practice has been recognised as a leading one for many decades and goes from strength to strength. Our reputation as a leading law firm in IP rests on the quality of our client relationships, outstanding service and commerciality of our advice. We focus on the issues that matter to clients.

We are known for our strong expertise and representation of internationally known clients in the life sciences, media and entertainment, digital services, transport, food & beverage, FMCG, financial, oil & gas, and mining and resources sectors. We have a strong track record of representing clients in associated specialised areas like food and therapeutic goods regulation, life sciences, digital media, product launches and labelling, lotteries and promotions, sponsorship and media regulation, anti-counterfeiting and emerging technologies.


Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property - Australia
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Ashurst has a highly accomplished practice that impresses on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Thoroughly experienced in handling high-profile patent litigation cases, trade mark portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting matters and brand protection for a raft of well-known clients. Also offers specialist expertise in food labelling, advertising and marketing advice and the regulation of therapeutic goods and cosmetics. Acts for an impressive list of domestic and international clients within the technology, life sciences, food and drink, retail, sports and media sectors. Notable clients include Condé Nast Publications, Sun Pharma ANZ and Alibaba Group.

Work Highlights

Provided by Ashurst
  • Ashurst acted for Combe in its successful opposition to the registration of the trade mark VAGISAN by Dr August Wolff in Australia in relation to goods including pharmaceutical products.

Notable Practitioners

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Lisa Ritson
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Band 2

Lisa Ritson maintains a highly respected practice, acting for a range of high-profile clients on a variety of trade mark and copyright issues, and offering a wealth of experience in managing global trade mark portfolios. One market source comments: "I would rate her highly, she's highly experienced and a safe pair of hands."

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Anita Cade
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Band 4

Anita Cade heads the firm's practice group and acts on a range of trade mark and and copyright matters, including managing IP assets in mergers and in the launching of new businesses as well as on enforcement issues.

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Kellech Smith
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Band 4

Kellech Smith is regularly instructed on both contentious and non-contentious trade mark and copyright mandates. She is described by one client as being a "very strategic thinker who is passionate, knowledgeable on all areas of IP and easy to work with."

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Stuart D'Aloisio
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Up and Coming

Stuart D'Aloisio acts on a range of intellectual property matters, and demonstrates a strong expertise in patent disputes, particularly in the life sciences sector. He is regarded by one client as "a trusted adviser whose advice is highly approachable, pragmatic, insightful, commercial, and represents true value for our organisation."

Ranked Lawyers at
Ashurst

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Intellectual Property: Patents

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Stuart D'Aloisio
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Up and Coming
Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright

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Lisa Ritson
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Band 2
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Anita Cade
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Band 4
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Kellech Smith
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Band 4

Members

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Anita Cade

Head of Department

Elizabeth Ireland

Joanna Lawrence

Nina Fitzgerald

Robert Todd

Stuart D'Aloisio

Industries

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Banks & Financial Services

Chemicals, Industrial Engineering

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy, Mining & Metals, Utilities

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Insurance

Media

Retail

Software & Computer Services, Technology, Hardware & Electronics, Telecommunications

Sports, Travel & Leisure