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: enforcement and litigation
With a fearsome reputation in trademark disputes and an unmatched brand protection offering, international firm Norton Rose Fulbright is a convenient one-stop shop for entities looking for commercially sound advice and insightful instructions on contentious matters. Its extensive global network also entices service users to seek a unified strategy on multi-jurisdictional matters. In addition to global integration, the Australian arm “gives straight-to-the-point, practical advice and provides clients with a good understanding of the nuances of the local practice”. Anchoring the group is head of intellectual property Frances Drummond, who “has remarkable knowledge of trademark law, especially in the area of registration, which is usefully deployed in parallel with litigation”. Working alongside Drummond is partner Georgina Hey, who is a specialist in brand and IP asset management and has played a keen part in some of the biggest deals in Australia for the past year. Hailed by one enthusiastic patron as “one of Australia’s pre-eminent intellectual property lawyers”, IP litigator Jackie O’Brien has clocked up more than 30 years of experience in tackling contentious IP matters in Australia and become a household name on the scene. “Her legal knowledge is matched by her commercial acumen and her deft skill in compiling the right team for each case to meet the client’s needs and to achieve the best possible outcome.” Also well regarded on the IP contentious front is head of disputes Cameron Harvey, who has extensive superior court trademark litigation experience. “He is a skilled, commercial negotiator with a strategic approach to litigation and resolution.” Formerly at Gilbert + Tobin, Mindaugas Skavronskas has found a new home at Norton Rose Fulbright. He excels at complex prosecutions and global portfolio management.