Tel: +617 3233 8888
Fax: +617 3229 9949
Contact: Belinda Breakspear
Number of partners: 47
Number of practitioners: 195
Languages: Afrikaans, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Portugese, Spanish
Practice Areas: Construction; Corporate and Commercial; Dispute resolution; Employment; Finance; Intellectual property; Native title; Not-for-profit; Planning and Environment; Privacy; Private Client; Property; Restructuring and insolvency; Tax; Health and Safety
Office Locations: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Newcastle
A leading independent Australian law firm, McCullough Robertson was established in 1926. For more than 90 years, major Australian and foreign owned corporations, financial institutions, governments, private enterprises and high net worth individuals have trusted our advice on their most critical legal challenges.
We have a depth of resources, with more than 370 employees and 47 partners across our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle offices.
We have a notable history, having been established in 1926 as a pastoral practice serving Queensland’s primary producers. Through hard work, good management and strong client relationships we have grown to what we are today. Our client list spans commerce and industry, from mining, banking, insurance, construction, property, agribusiness, pharmaceutical manufacturing, transport, infrastructure, education and telecommunications to energy production.
We are a team of specialist lawyers, associates and paralegals providing a commercial approach to trade mark prosecution, advice and enforcement in Australia.
With over 4,000 trade marks under management world-wide, we have a wealth of experience for both Australian and international filings based on a broader knowledge of intellectual property, commercial law and international business. With professionals from the Netherlands, New Zealand and Ireland, we understand international business cultures and how to translate our services to fit overseas business doing work in Australia.
Our team prides itself on a whole of portfolio approach providing innovative and practical solutions. Our support doesn’t end with trade mark registration. We also provide on-going assistance after registration in relation to portfolio management, enforcement and protection.
One of the largest independent law firm trade mark practices in Queensland, McCullough Robertson has a well established reputation for trade mark matters in Australia.
The practice was ranked in Asia IP 2016, and Belinda was recognised in Asia IP Experts 2016 for enforcement and trade marks.
We are also a recommended firm for Intellectual Property law in the Asialaw Profiles 2017.
Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2017
Full service firm McCullough Robertson is prominent in Queensland. While the IP practice has tended to focus on transactions, contentious matters have been in growing demand. Newly promoted partner Belinda Breakspear drives the trade mark practice. Breakspear advises on contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, and is recommended for her "knowledge of Australian trade mark law and client-focussed approach". Trade mark portfolio management is a particular strength. Head of IP Malcolm McBratney has joined a Victorian rival.
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