Mark is a qualified solicitor and registered Trade Marks attorney, who has a Masters of Intellectual Property Laws, a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry). He has never lost a contested matter. He is an expert in brand protection and securing Trade Mark rights.
Mark has received numerous awards for his work as a Trade Mark Lawyer and ranked as a leading lawyer by the World Trade Mark Review 2018. In January 2017, Mark was appointed to the Trade Marks Standing Committee, and in January 2018 he was also appointed to the Standing Committee on Commercialisation of Intellectual Property, of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property due to his knowledge and experience across all areas of Trade Mark Law.
Mark advises on the searching, availability and registrability of new Trade Marks. Mark is dedicated to securing the registration of Australian, New Zealand and International Trade Mark Applications and has significant experience in policing and enforcing Trade Mark rights, both nationally and internationally.
Mark has been a long-serving member of executive committees, company boards, and was a small business owner. Mark is the only Australian representative on the Standing Committee on Commercialisation of Intellectual Property.
"I provide clients with practical advice tailored specifically to meet their commercial needs. I have extensive experience in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law disputes and transactions, especially strategic intellectual property litigation.”
Steel Station – Advised Steel Station on design infringement allegations and swiftly ended the matter after one letter.
North West Commercial Industries (Qld) – Advised and acted for North West Commercial Industries (Qld) on the negotiation of a significant software agreement with an Indian company and successful enable them to terminate this agreement without adverse repercussions.
Dial Before You Dig (Qld) – Advised on and obtained registration of a certified trade mark for this national referral service, without any objections raised by the ACCC or the Australian Trade Marks Office.
Australian Sheet Piling – Secured registration of the cross-sectional end-view of sheet piling as a trade mark to ensure the unique end-view design remained protected in perpetuity.
Masters of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
Masters of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry), Queensland University of Technology
Registered Trade Marks Attorney
Member, Queensland Law Society
Member, Trade Mark Standing Committee of International Protection of Intellectual Property
Member, International Trade Mark Association
Member, Pharmaceuticals Trade Mark Group
- Intellectual Property
- Trade Mark opposition, revocation & removal actions
- Brand Licensing
- Intellectual Property protection & enforcement
- Commercial Contracts
- Consumer & Competition Law
Mark has extensive experience in presenting legal seminars, workshops and training on Intellectual Property Law including the following recent publications:
- Australian Chapter of Trademark Practice and Forms 2017 3rd Edition, published by Thomson Reuters
- Panellist at AIPPI World Congress – “Funny, bad taste or out of order? Morality and public order in trademarks”, October 2017
- Presenter at North Queensland Law Association Annual Conference – “Branding and Securing Goodwill”, May 2017
Leading Lawyer, Trade Mark Prosecution and Strategy – WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018