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Fiona Brittain | Senior Associate

B.A., LL.B., Lawyer and Trade Mark Attorney

Fiona Brittain

Areas of Expertise

  • Trade Marks

Fiona specialises in conducting trade mark clearance searches and the preparation and prosecution of trade mark applications, including in relation to petroleum goods and services, pharmaceuticals, clothing and footwear and building products. In 2013 and 2014, Fiona was recognised as a world leading trade mark professional in the World Trade Mark Review 1000, and in the 2013 edition of Asia IP Experts.

She represents clients in connection with trade mark oppositions and removal proceedings in the Australian Trade Marks Office and provides prompt and comprehensive advice in respect of infringement situations.

Fiona is experienced in providing commercially focused legal advice to clients with large global trade mark portfolios. She enjoys the challenges associated with seeking trade mark protection for non-traditional marks, such as shapes and colours.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Chairperson: Victorian Committee: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member : Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member: Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member: Trade Mark Committee of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Member: Trans Tasman Committee: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand


  • Admitted: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University

Fiona’s latest articles

DC Comics prevents Registration of "Superman Workout" Trade Mark In Australia

A Decision has recently issued from the Federal Court of Australia in DC Comics v Cheqout Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 478 (22 May… more »

Australian Trade Mark Application filed for "Superman Workout"- is it permissible?

Cheqout Pty Ltd ("cheqout") filed a Trade Mark Application for "superman workout" in relation… more »

AFL's Melbourne Football Club logo challenged by sports historian for factual inaccuracies

In an unusual case before the Australian Trade Marks Office, a Tasmanian amateur historian, Mr Ross Smith, has opposed the… more »

Articles about Fiona

DCC News Quarter 1 2014

Davies Collison Cave congratulates Keech Australia for being voted number 7 in the top 50 ‘Most Innovative… more »

DCC maintains gold tier ranking status in the World Trademark Review 1000 2014

The World Trade Mark Review 1000 (WTR1000 2014) has again ranked Davies Collison Cave as a 'Gold tier firm in… more »

Gold ranking for DCC and recognition of its leading trade mark professionals in the World Trade Mark Review 1000

Davies Collison Cave is proud to have been ranked as a 'Gold' tier firm in the World Trade Mark Review 1000 (WTR1000… more »