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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Gold - Firms: prosecution and strategy

Gold - Firms: enforcement and litigation

“The lawyers at Allens are reliable, sensible, astute and concise in their advice, with a deep understanding of not only the law but also our business.” The trademark group, backed by these top-notch commercial lawyers and litigators, is perfectly positioned to efficiently address the IP needs for a whole spectrum of businesses. Whilst its renowned IP litigation group has acted in some of the most hotly contested trademark disputes and opposition proceedings, the rest of the team on the non-contentious front proves itself highly adept at designing and implementing strategies that not only afford robust protection but also increase brand value. Leading the group is Miriam Stiel, who acquits herself with distinction as a global rights manager, counsellor and advocate, as can be seen through the lens of her engagement with the Australian Olympic Committee, for which she has taken good care of its trademark portfolio and anti-counterfeiting matters. Working alongside her is the “exceptional” Timothy Golder, who is second to none when it comes to high-stakes IP litigations. Principal trademark attorney Tim Allen has represented some of the most valuable brands throughout his extensive career. He has recently undertaken major work for AB InBev, protecting its Budweiser trademark rights, as well as advising it on geographical indications in the context of free trade agreement negotiations between Australia and the European Union. Global brand owners rely heavily on a combination of amazing prosecution and litigation skills by the versatile Andrew Wiseman. For instance, he advises the World Wide Fund (WWF) in a raft of brand protection and enforcement issues.

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