Andrew Sykes


  • +61 3 9225 7222

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas of Mediation

  • Intellectual Property
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting
Andrew Sykes

Andrew Sykes

Telephone: +61 3 9225 6410
Fax: +61 3 9225 8485
Mobile: 0401 647 693
Room 0206
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

19 Feb 2008

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

03 May 2012


LLB (Hons.), BA (Int. Studies)

Also entitled to practise in:

  • Federal Court of Australia

Previous occupation:

Solicitor and Trade Mark Attorney


Andrew conducts a specialist practice in intellectual property law with a predominate focus on trade mark law and passing off.  He is recommended in the World Trademark Review 1000 (2017) as "highly knowledgeable, very good at drafting and excellent counsel".  His other areas include domain names, copyright, designs, patents, internet law, confidential information and related areas of misleading and deceptive conduct.  He does not accept briefs outside these areas.

Andrew has represented clients in Federal Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court and Trade Marks Office matters, including in numerous recent trade marks disputes. He has authored a number of articles in professional journals on these issues and is the author of text Australian Trade Mark Opposition Law (2017) (

In the area of domain name law Andrew is also an abritrator with ADNDRC based in Hong Kong and the Czech Arbtriation Court in Prague.

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.


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From 03 May 2012, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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