Alison specialises in intellectual property law and trade marks and is based in our Sydney office. Her focus is on trade mark prosecution, portfolio management, brand protection and enforcement. Originally from Ireland, Alison completed a Master of Laws, majoring in Intellectual Property Law, with University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2015. Prior to joining McCullough Robertson, Alison worked as an intellectual property lawyer for a global law firm.
Alison acts for a diverse range of international and Australian based clients in a range of industries such as food and beverage, fashion, beauty, entertainment, health, financial services and technology, to name a few.
Alison advises on all aspects of brand and IP management including conducting trade mark clearance searches and advising on availability for use and registration, advising on trade mark prosecution strategy and enforcement, advising on infringement issues, removal proceedings and oppositions and advising on the IP aspects of transactions and projects.
providing a large Chinese based electronics company with strategic and commercial advice on the launch of several new brands in to the Australian marketplace, including advising on securing brand protection in Australia
Trade mark opposition proceedings
acting for a number of clients in the fashion and entertainment industries, including defending a high profile fashion designer in trade mark opposition proceedings
acting and advising a well known tech start up on securing IP protection on a global scale
Financial services and fund management
advising a range of clients in the financial services and fund management space on brand protection and enforcement
Trade mark infringement infringement
acting for a large international client in relation to the infringement of its trade mark in Australia and importation of counterfeit good
Customs seizure process
acting for and advising clients on the Australian customs seizure process