Byron Angelopulo

WTR Research

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Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Recommended - Individuals: transactions

Baker McKenzie’s Australian IP team, which spans Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, has a superb command of domestic trademark law and practice. The outfit also navigates global matters brilliantly, boasting a vast network of trademark specialists. Further, the IP group does not shy away from connecting with experts in other practice groups in order to provide a comprehensive service, for it recognises the need to understand key industry requirements and developments. IP and regulatory expert Elisabeth White’s collaborations with healthcare experts relation to the response to the covid-19 pandemic is a case in point. This approach makes for an agile and tailored service, which is further enhanced by the firm’s proficiency in developing innovative IP tools to help streamline global protection and enforcement efforts. In this regard, the Australian ensemble has played a significant role in developing Baker McKenzie’s global anti-counterfeiting and customs seizures portal and database. In this cohort is Robert Arnold, a cross-border dispute expert who constantly collaborates with his colleagues across the Asia-Pacific region in high-stakes, multi-jurisdictional litigations and brand protection schemes. As one of the most experienced IP practitioners in the region, he previously led Baker McKenzie’s IP practice in China with great success and has since brought his wealth of practical knowledge to the Sydney office. Alongside him is the leader of Australian Trademark group Byron Angelopulo, whose years of legal practice span commercial intellectual property and tax. Trusted by some of the world’s most valued brands, he advises on a wide array of trademark and transactional issues. Equally adroit at IP commercialisation is “extremely competent and professional” Jonathan Flintoft, who has an enviable track record of hammering out franchising and licensing agreements and is known for his deft prioritisation of business needs. Also praised for his regional trademark portfolio management nous, Flintoft is a highly sought after all-rounder in the trademark arena.

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