Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has some of the most highly qualified and experienced patent and trade marks attorneys in Australia. We can assist you in all aspects of IP protection, including drafting, filing, prosecution, strategic advice, searching, portfolio management and renewals.

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

BA LLB MIPLaw GAICD

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.

BAppSc FIPTA

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.

BSc LLB FIPTA

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.

BSc LLB FIPTA

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.