Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

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.

Michael provides advice on all aspects of Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea trade mark law, from search analysis and advice on registrability and infringement, opposition proceedings, assignment, dispute resolution, non-use and revocation proceedings and international trade mark registrations.

Michael has been recognised as a leading practitioner in the WTR 1000 2019, and as an IP Star in the MIP IP Stars 2019.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Biology/Biotechnology), RMIT University, 2000
Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2005
Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2005

Memberships

The Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (UK)
The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)

Service locations

Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Regional NSW, Northern Territory, Queensland

Service areas

Trade Marks

Expertise

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

Specialities

Securing and enforcing trade mark rights
Trade mark portfolio management
Advising on availability to use and register trade marks
Oppositions
Assignment and licensing of trade mark rights
Dispute resolution
Non-use and revocation proceedings.