We help businesses and individuals with all facets of the trade mark registration and enforcement process. This includes preliminary advice on registerability, searching, preparing and filing trade mark applications, responding to examiners’ reports and being involved in opposition proceedings.

We attend to managing complex intellectual property (IP) portfolios with applications and registrations in multiple countries and manage payment of renewal fees and other government charges.

We have around 50 registered trade marks attorneys, many of whom are also registered patent attorneys and/or lawyers. Our trade mark clients range from small businesses and sole traders through to some of the world’s best known brands.

We have a dedicated trade marks practice, with practitioners located in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.


Michael is the firm’s trade marks team coordinator. He advises on a broad range of IP issues including prosecution and enforcement of trade marks, as well as trade mark protection and strategies. He manages large trade mark portfolios for a number of multinational clients. 


Anita is a member of our trade marks team and has more than 10 years’ experience in trade mark clearance work, prosecution, oppositions and enforcement, both locally and internationally. She has also been involved in proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office and the Federal Court of Australia.


Greg is the Chairman of the Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Board and has been with the firm since 1985. Greg initially worked in the industry as a corporate patent and trade marks adviser, and later worked with a general legal practice in Melbourne. He was a founding partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers in 1996, and is the firm’s senior litigator.

LLM (Edinburgh University)

Prior to immigrating to Australia, Marine worked in the intellectual property (IP) department of French car manufacturer, Renault, and at a patent and trade marks attorney firm based in Paris. Marine also gained valuable experience in anti-counterfeiting as an in-house lawyer for the French anti-counterfeiting group, Union Des Fabricants (Unifab). There, she represented several member companies in Customs proceedings, and lobbied at the national and international level in favour of better protection of IP rights. Marine participated in working groups such as Interpol Intellectual Property Crime Action Group and Global Anti Counterfeiting Group.

Helen Kavadias, Former POF Attorney

LLB BMedSc(Hons) MIP

Helen advises in the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of all intellectual property (IP) rights, including copyright, trade marks, patents and designs. Other areas of her practice include privacy, confidential information, licensing, franchising, IP due diligence, domain name disputes, commercial contracts, comparative advertising, packaging and labelling matters. Prior to joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Helen was the Corporate Counsel at SingTel Optus Pty Ltd. She also practised as an IP and technology lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin and DibbsBarker.


Michael has almost 30 years of experience in intellectual property (IP), acting primarily for significant Australian corporations in the building and construction, food, retailing, consumer products, and heating and cooling industries.


Prior to joining the firm, Russell worked as a solicitor with a major Melbourne law firm. His practice encompasses all aspects of trade marks, including searching and advising on the registrability of marks, applying for and obtaining registration of marks in Australia and overseas, and enforcement of trade mark rights.