Andrew conducts a dedicated practice in intellectual property law with a predominate focus on 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.  He has been recognised in the World Trade Mark Review's Leading Trade Mark Professionals (Gold Band), Doyle's Guide (Intellectual Property) and in Best Lawyers Australia (Intellectual Property). 

Landline Phone
03 9225 6410
Mobile Phone
0401 647 693
Level 18 Room 17, Emmerson Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Andrew's other areas include domain names, copyright, designs, internet law, software, confidential information and related areas of misleading and deceptive conduct and restraint of trade. He accepts 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 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.
  • 2021 to present – Appointed to the auDA Licence Review Panel.

 Recent Cases

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