POF recognised as top tier firm in prosecution and strategy by the World Trademark Review 2015

Phillips Omonde Fitzpatrick (POF) is proud to announce that we have been ranked as a top tier firm in the ‘Prosecution and Strategy’ category in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. In addition POF Associate, Marine Guillou, has been recognised as one of Australia’s top five experts in anti-counterfeiting by the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000.

The World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 is a research directory that focusses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners. In order to effectively identify and rank individuals, the WTR conducts extensive qualitative research over a four month period including surveys and interviews with hundreds of legal practitioWTRners and their clients involved in trademarks. Individuals are selected for inclusion if they receive sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate.

Marine advises clients on trade mark searching and prosecution. She specialises in anti-counterfeiting programs, customs proceedings and training. Prior to immigrating to Australia, Marine worked as an in-house lawyer for the French anti-counterfeiting Group, Union Des Fabricants (Unifab) and as an anti-counterfeiting area Manager for Société BIC. She also worked in the IP Department of French car manufacturer Renault and in a patent and trade mark attorney firm in Paris.

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers senior litigator Greg Chambers said:

“Marine is a key member of the POF Group. She has an outstanding knowledge of the workings of Customs and the counterfeit seizure programmes in Australia and overseas. Our clients appreciate her expertise and her detailed understanding of the legal options available to address the sale of counterfeit goods. Her advice and counsel are actively sought by the owners of leading global brands who value her specialist expertise.”

In addition, POF senior litigator, Greg Chambers and Partners Russell Waters and Michael O’Donnell were also recognised for their extensive knowledge of local and international trade mark regimes, and are in much demand for strategic portfolio advice.


Greg was 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.