Lesley Skipp

Global IP Manager at Boardriders Inc

Lesley Skipp is a registered trademark attorney at Boardriders, based in Australia. During her 16-year tenure with the group, she has managed a stable of up to 13 action sports brands at a time, with her current focus on Boardriders’ major brands including Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy, RVCA, DCShoes and Element. As global IP manager, she has a wealth of experience in cross-border IP matters and works closely with IP professionals in jurisdictions all over the world.

Ms Skipp is passionate about her work and protecting Boardriders’ valuable IP assets. Leading a small, dedicated team she is responsible for contributing to brand value by creating strong, global portfolios through:

  • strategic trademark and copyright actions and registrations;
  • consolidating and managing global domain name portfolios;
  • IP rights enforcement;
  • implementing the group’s IP policies; and
  • providing in-house training to the Boardriders’ business units.

Ms Skipp is a valued member of Boardriders’ broader legal team and assists with the IP aspects of acquisition and divestment of brands.

Through her work, Ms Skipp has forged strong relationships with external counsel, investigators and other service providers. She treats these relationships as a valuable extension to her in-house team and attends the INTA annual meeting to foster these global connections. She is also a committee member on the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.

Professional associations

  • ACAG
  • INTA


  • Fashion
  • Retail
  • Sports

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Boardriders Inc

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