Adam Walker

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

Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

With a commitment to offering top-notch brand management only, what really sets apart Gadens’s IP practice apart is its bespoke bundles of advice and solutions. “When it comes to trademark matters, the Gadens team fits in seamlessly like an extension to our own in-house legal team.” The idea of personalised services is embedded in every team member. Therefore, it is unsurprising that partner Kerry Awerbuch is lauded for her “tactically astute advice and beyond-expectation outcomes, while engendering substantial client loyalty”. Global retailer Cotton On Group is particularly pleased with Awerbuch’s management of its voluminous global trademark portfolio and the results in opposition proceedings across Europe and Asia. Sydney-based Hazel McDwyer also receives effusive praise from her following: “She provides superb service, is highly knowledge about the Australian market and has a lot of international experience.” The Baiada, a leading Australian chicken product manufacturer, trusts McDwyer’s trademark strategies, which are implemented in Australia and in its newly expanded markets, including Hong Kong and Singapore. The firm is uniquely positioned on the contentious front as both of them work closely with dispute resolution partner Glenn McGowan QC in “cutting-edge, precedent setting, litigation and opposition proceedings”. Given Gadens’s status as a prominent commercial player in Australia, Donna Bartlett’s attention to detail and commercially savvy advice is perfect for IP commercialisation and licensing matters.

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