Andrew conducts a specialist practice in intellectual property law with a predominate focus on trade mark law and passing off. His other areas include domain names, copyright, designs, patents, internet law and confidential information. He does not accept briefs in outside these areas.
Prior to coming to the bar Andrew worked in the national trade marks group and the domain name disputes group of Griffith Hack, a leading intellectual property law firm. He managed the international trade marks and domain names portfolios for a number of clients, and appeared in opposition proceedings and advised in-house counsels on complex and contentious areas in these fields. He also engaged in domain name arbitration proceedings in various jurisdictions for a number of large corporations, including a number of matters for one global resources company.
At the bar Andrew has represented clients in Federal Court and Trade Marks Office matters in both Melbourne and Sydney, including in numerous trade marks disputes in 2013. He continues to advise clients on complex issues of trade mark registration, opposition and infringement and assists other trade mark attorneys, IP solicitors and senior counsel in these issues. He has authored a number of articles in professional journals on these issues and is the author and web designer of the online publication Australian Trade Mark Opposition Law (www.oppositionlaw.com.au).
Andrew is an active committee member on the Law Institute of Victoria’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee. He recently represented the Institute in its consultation with the Victorian Government on the latter’s new policy in relation to the management of intellectual property.
He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and has lectured intellectual property law to undergraduate students.
A list of current and prior matters may be provided on request.
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