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Belinda Breakspear

Partner

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Belinda specialises in intellectual property law and heads up the trade marks practice.  She advises clients in a wide range of industries on the development of new brands, intellectual property protection and management, opposition and infringement disputes, general trade mark matters and passing off in Australia and internationally (availability searches, filing, enforcement, opposition, non-use and trade mark watches).
 
Operating a full-service trade marks practice, with over 4,000 trade marks under management, Belinda has a wealth of knowledge based on her dealings with IP Australia and facilitating the filing and management of trade marks on a world-wide basis.
 
She also acts in relation to domain name advice, protection and disputes, business name registration and advice, intellectual property audits and due diligence, as well as the transfer, licensing, commercialisation and acquisition of intellectual property including trade marks, patents and copyright. 
 
Belinda assists a broad range of clients from start-up businesses to major publicly listed companies, including a number of well-known brands. Clients include travel and accommodation businesses, mining and engineering companies, hotels, airports, agricultural companies, beverages, large retail brands, charities and many international referring firms.
 
Her dual qualifications in law and international business provide a valuable understanding of the challenges facing business today, particularly in an electronic age and she is known for her ability to tailor innovative, yet practical solutions.
 
Belinda’s experience includes:
  • frequently negotiating complex world-wide co-existence agreements for a large multinational company
  • advising a pre-eminent Australian agribusiness on strategic branding and trade mark enforcement matters
  • acting for an ASX100 listed company in intellectual property infringement matters both in Australia and internationally
  • acting in UDRP and auDRP domain name complaint proceedings
  • advising one of the world’s biggest real estate and leisure developers in successful trade mark opposition and infringement matters central to its Australian portfolio
  • advising fashion labels on trade mark, brand and copyright protection 
  • advising on complex chain of title issues and intellectual property audits
  • acting in a complex cross-border trade mark opposition matter for mining company 
  • advising franchisors on intellectual property protection, preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents and compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct 
  • acting for clients on cross-boarder social media brand protection, including issuing take down and infringement notices, and
  • acting for various start-up companies on intellectual property protection.

Click here to download our Trade Marks brochure.

Click here to download our Intellectual Property brochure.

Click here to download our Intellectual Property Litigation brochure.
 

Australian Law Awards Finalist - Special Counsel of the Year 2016  World Trade Mark Review 1000

Belinda Breakspear  

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