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Australia Intellectual Property
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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin’s Intellectual Property practice is a leader in the Australian market.

Our innovative team consistently works at the cutting edge of IP law, with clients whose business success is based squarely on the successful management of complex IP issues. We are a full service IP practice with expertise across all major IP specialties including copyright, patents, brand protection and trade marks, false advertising, breach of confidence, database protection, commercial IP licensing, product liability, cyber security and anti-counterfeiting. IP enforcement is a specialty.

The team has won Intellectual Property Team of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards in 2020, 2017, 2015. We are known for our highly visible and influential partners, our capacity to run numerous major cases simultaneously, and our courageous, innovative and market-influencing approach to the practice of IP in Australia.

With a team of 6 partners and 26 lawyers that practice exclusively in IP law, our IP team is one of the largest sole IP group in Australia.

Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property - Australia
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What the team is known for

Gilbert + Tobin is notable for its breadth of skills, advising on transactional and contentious copyright, design, patent and trade mark issues. Serves an impressive range of both local and global corporates, and is especially known for its prominence in the technology and media sectors, where it advises on gaming, software and online systems. Also possesses expertise in areas as diverse as mining and healthcare. Offers comprehensive skills on IP transactions including issues of royalty and distribution fee disputes, as well as advertising and regulatory compliance. Notable clients include Aristocrat Technologies, Luigi Lavazza and Neutron Holdings.

Notable Practitioners

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Michael Williams
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Michael Williams is a market-leading IP practitioner with a wealth of experience in advising clients on a diverse range of contentious matters, and with particular expertise in high-profile copyright disputes. "He presents well both in internal meetings and opposite other firms," comments a client, going on to add: "He can dynamically change direction based on new information and thinks well on his feet."

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Siabon Seet
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Siabon Seet is frequently instructed across a range of contentious trade mark and copyright mandates, including enforcement and brand protection matters.

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John Lee
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John Lee advises clients on patent litigation, including disputes in the gaming and chemical manufacturing industries. Clients praise his extensive expertise, one commenting: "John is extremely sound on legal strategy and tactics, and is very commercial in his approach."

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Lisa Lennon
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Lisa Lennon is regularly instructed on non-contentious trade mark matters by a mixed international and domestic clientele from a broad range of sectors, including media, education, banking and life sciences. She specialises in commercial IP, brand protection, and portfolio management. One client describes her as "a good practitioner who is efficient and uses strategies that work."

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Intellectual Property: Patents

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John Lee
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Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright

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Michael Williams
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Siabon Seet
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Lisa Lennon
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