Trade Marks Attorney, Lawyer

Philip is a lawyer and registered patent & trade marks attorney who has spent most of his professional life, now over 35 years, specialising in the field of trade marks and branding.

Philip was admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales in 1985. In 1994, he became registered as an Australian patent and trade marks attorney and he has been a Fellow of the Institute of Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys ever since.

Prior to joining the firm, Philip had established and run a successful boutique trade marks firm, Brand Haven, which merged with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick on 1 November 2022.

Philip had previously been a partner at an established Sydney-based patent and trade marks attorney firm for many years. Prior to that, Philip had been a founding partner of the patent and trade marks attorney firm within one of Australia’s most prestigious commercial legal firms. Philip’s practice is primarily focused on assisting Australian businesses to protect their trade marks, in Australia and in overseas countries, in the most appropriate and cost-effective way.

Philip is recognised as one of Australia’s most experienced trade mark practitioners, who has developed a reputation for being knowledgeable, thorough, commercial, pragmatic and trustworthy. He has been acknowledged as a ‘recommended expert’ in trade mark prosecution and strategy by the World Trademark Review.

Philip continues to enjoy swimming and surfing (while he still can) and spending time with family and friends.


Bachelor of Law (LLB), University of New South Wales, 1984
Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of New South Wales, 1984
Registered Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (Australia), 1994
Registered Patent & Trade Mark Attorney (New Zealand), 2005


The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (Fellow)
The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (Member)

Service locations

Sydney, Regional NSW

Service areas

Trade Marks


Enforcement and Dispute Resolution


Securing and enforcing trade mark rights (in Australia and overseas)
International trade mark applications
Trade mark portfolio management
Advising on availability to use and register trade marks
Trade mark oppositions
Assignment and licensing of trade mark rights
Dispute resolution
Non-use and revocation proceedings