Davies Collison Cave boasts an industry leading team that head professional bodies, provide high-level government advice and have proven records as respected advocates.
B.A., B.Ec., LL.B. (Hons.), M.IP Law, Trade Mark Attorney
Ian is a Senior Associate working in the Trade Mark Group. His areas of practice encompass all aspects of trade mark searching and clearance for use, registration, oppositions and advice in relation to trade mark enforcement internationally. He has handled trade mark matters in most countries worldwide, including directly before the Australian, United Kingdom, European Community Trade Mark, New Zealand and Pacific Island Trade Mark Offices. Ian represents both local and international clients with business interests in a wide range of industries and has a thriving practice in all aspects of prosecution and protection of trade mark rights.
In 2013, Ian was recognised as a world leading trade mark professional in the World Trade Mark Review 1000. Ian was also acknowledged as a leading lawyer for trade marks in the 2013 edition of Asia IP Experts. He also has particular expertise in the system for International Registration of Trade Marks and is a co-author of the International Registration section of Lahore: Patent, Trade Mark and Related Rights.
First published in The ITMA Review, Issue 406, December 2013/ January 2014 pg 29, title 'A Matter of Discretion'.… more »
The decisions concern highly-publicised removal proceedings filed by Elixir Signature Pty Ltd on grounds of non-use against… more »
Recent trade mark removal and opposition proceedings between two Australian breweries involving 59 heritage beer trade marks… more »
Davies Collison Cave congratulates Keech Australia for being voted number 7 in the top 50 ‘Most Innovative… more »
On 26 and 27 March in Launceston and Hobart respectively, Ross Clark and Ian Drew from Davies Collison Cave will provide a… more »
The World Trade Mark Review 1000 (WTR1000 2014) has again ranked Davies Collison Cave as a 'Gold tier firm in… more »