Adam Sears

WTR Research

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

Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

“The key to Davies Collison Cave’s success is that it couples professional, competent IP advisory services with solid client relationships.” With the highest number of trademarks filed each year in Australia for the past two decades, DCC is a force to be reckoned with. An awarded expert on trademark law, Marion Heathcote advises on international portfolio management and protection across the Asia-Pacific region. Carly Mansell is a commercial and business-savvy lawyer particularly experienced in the pharmaceutical industry. Australian companies and multinationals alike turn to Michael Wolnizer for his “outstanding professionalism, timely service and sage advice”, as well as his expertise on internet-related trademark issues. Specialising in Australian and New Zealand trademark law, respectively, the diligent Adam Sears “seems to work all hour of the day, night and weekend as he answers emails regardless of when he receives them”, while Nick Holmes is “more like a friendly colleague than a lawyer”. Branding maestro Stuart Green offers “strategic advice that is always extremely helpful and on point”. A published author on the system of international trademark registration, Ian Drew has worked on trademark matters across the globe. The go-to lawyer for both domestic and international enterprises seeking a stellar litigator, Chris Jordan “has a sharp, insightful mind and a keen sense of strategy. Chris’ commercial advice and dispute management skills are outstanding.” Completing the set is Timothy Creek, who handles the transactional side of things.

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