Andrew

Sykes

Andrew Sykes has a dedicated practice in intellectual property law, predominantly focusing on trade mark law, domain names and passing off. His other practice areas include domain names, copyright, designs, patents, internet law, confidential information and related areas of misleading and deceptive conduct. Andrew has also authored a number of articles in professional journals and lectured on intellectual property.

Landline Phone
03 9225 6410
Mobile Phone
0401 647 693
Address
Level 18 Room 17, Emmerson Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Email
sykes@vicbar.com.au

Andrew conducts a dedicated practice in intellectual property law with a predominate focus branding (trade mark law, domain names and passing off). In this area alone he has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over 50 matters issued and determined before various courts and tribunals.

His other areas include domain names, copyright, designs, internet law, software, confidential information and related areas of misleading and deceptive conduct. He does not accept briefs to act as counsel outside these areas. However he does accept briefs to act as a mediator in a broader scope of areas.

Andrew has authored a number of articles in professional journals. He is the author of Australian Trade Mark Opposition Law, which is now in its second edition and published by LexisNexis Butterworths. He is also the co-author of the chapter “Trade Marks and the Internet” in the leading publication “Lahore’s, Patents, Trade Marks & Related Rights.

He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) and the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA) and he has presented on trade mark law at numerous conferences and professional education forums.

National and International Recognition and Appointments

  • 2016 to present – Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre – Appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators
  • 2016 to present – Czech Arbitration Court – Appointed to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Panel of Arbitrators.
  • 2017 – Recommended in the World Trade Mark Review’s WTR 1000: the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals (Australia, Junior Counsel, Silver Band)
  • 2018 – Recommended in the World Trade Mark Review’s WTR 1000: the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals (Australia, Junior Counsel, Gold Band)
  • 2019 – Recommended in the World Trade Mark Review’s WTR 1000: the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals (Australia, Junior Counsel, Gold Band) being the latest and final edition to rank Australian barristers.
  • 2021 to present – Appointed to the auDA Licence Review Panel.

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

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