King & Wood Mallesons



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IP STARS Reviews

Regional law firm King & Wood Mallesons houses one of the strongest IP litigation teams in the market. Its prosecution practice is very active for a long list of established foreign and domestic companies in various sectors. Head of IP Matthew Swinn leads a strong patent litigation team which includes partners Kim O'Connell, Katrina Rathie and John Swinson. The key contacts for soft IP are Katrina Rathie, Cate Nagy, Scott Bouvier, Bill Ladas and John Swinson. 

In 2018, the firm promoted two lawyers to partner and hired two new special counsel, including Veg Tran who joined from K&L Gates. The patent team represents clients such as Alphapharm, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, BlueScope Steel, Teva Pharmaceuticals, CSIRO, and The University of Sydney. The team acted for Sandoz in a patent litigation concerning second medical use patents. 

Trade mark

The trade mark team acts for clients such as Amazon, Tinder, Aspen, LG, PayPal and Blackmores. The team acted for Procter & Gamble in the Federal Court in an interlocutory injunction application brought by Reckitt Benckiser. The firm also represented SPI Group in a long-running dispute over the ownership of the "STOLICHNAYA" vodka trade mark. On the copyright side, the firm is acting for the University of Sydney against a former business partner ObjectiVision in a complex software dispute.