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.

BEng(Hons) FIPTA

Greg is a chemical engineer and has worked as a patent attorney with Australian SMEs for more than 30 years. Greg’s broad range of engineering experience sees him active in a range of technologies, from mining, mineral processing and mechanical engineering, to general chemistry, surface coatings, optics and materials engineering. Greg also handles a broad range of trade mark work for his Australian 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.

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.

LLB (Hons)

Prior to immigrating to Australia, Jacqueline worked as a trade mark solicitor in the intellectual property (IP) department of one of Malaysia’s top-ranked law firms where she managed and prosecuted large trade mark portfolios for many well-known global companies, assisted in court actions and participated in anti-counterfeiting activities with local law enforcement agencies and private investigators. Jacqueline also worked briefly as a Federal Counsel in the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and a legal aid volunteer with the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees.


Michael is the firm’s trade marks team coordinator. He has over 30 years of experience in the procurement and enforcement of trade mark rights in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and is responsible for both the trade mark portfolios of local and international clients.

BCom(Finance) LLB GradDipLegalPrac

Ye Rin holds a dual degree in Commerce (Finance) and Law from the University of New South Wales. She is admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is expected to become a Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney in 2019. Prior to joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Ye Rin was a Senior IP Manager who worked end-to-end on all matters in relation to trade marks in Australia and internationally.


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.