DLA Piper LLP

Intellectual Property Department

Australia
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What the team is known for An impressive team with a strong focus on transactional matters and contentious and non-contentious IP. Serves a clientele comprising major pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, as well as investors. Draws on a strong global network that can provide jurisdictional expertise across multiple practice areas. Acts for major brands on global portfolio management, in addition to advertising and marketing issues.

Strengths Clients say the firm offers a "big team of attorneys in various areas of expertise and their replies are always in time," adding: "Their service is awesome."

Referees find the team to be "very commercial, it understands the importance of building relationships and global reach."

Work highlights Advised Spin Master on its patent infringement claim against Mattel, concerning its Bakugan product.

Acted for ASOS on a number of commercial matters including strategic advice on perceived prior rights holders, including consideration of practical risks.

Notable practitioners

Melinda Upton handles a wide range of multi-jurisdictional matters. In addition to licensing and trade mark registration, she also has experience in advertising, consumer and regulatory issues. Clients say: "She does not get bogged down in issues and brings deals to a conclusion."