Erhan Karabardak

Director at Cooper Mills Lawyers

Erhan Karabardak is a senior trademark lawyer, trademark attorney and director of Cooper Mills Lawyers, a boutique firm specialising in trademark law.

Mr Karabardak is recognised as a leading trademark professional and is regularly engaged to provide expert advice and commentary on trademark issues. He acts for a range of clients both Australian and internationally based, including well-known global brands. With over 20 years’ experience in trademark law, Mr Karabardak is able to adapt his approach to suit the unique needs of each client, whether it is a well-established brand looking to prosecute trademarks or protect its brand through litigation and enforcement, or a start-up looking for expert guidance.

Mr Karabardak’s approachability and commercial awareness set him apart as a trademark professional who not only assists brand owners in the management and protection of their intellectual property, but also understands the commerciality of IP decisions.

Mr Karabardak is also recognised as a leading expert in domain name law and has run some of the leading cases in this area. Mr Karabardak has represented some of the world’s largest domain name portfolio holders and has served as a director and board member of the ‘.au’ Domain Administration, Australia’s domain name regulator since 2012, where he is interim chair.

Mr Karabardak assists clients through all stages of the trademark process and is known for his plain English approach to providing expert client-focused advice.

Mr Karabardak also works with trademark lawyers and attorneys from around the world and is happy to take referrals for all types of trademark work, including:

  • prosecution;
  • management;
  • renewals;
  • oppositions;
  • litigation;
  • licensing; and
  • searching.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • LIV

Firm details

Cooper Mills Lawyers
Level 8
410 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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