Ben Gardiner KC signed the bar roll in 2008 and was appointed King’s Counsel in 2022. He practises in all areas of intellectual property litigation including patents, trade marks, copyright, confidential information and consumer protection / trade practices matters.
Ben has appeared on behalf of, and advised, a wide range of clients across industries including pharmaceuticals, medical, mining, fast moving consumer goods, fashion, gaming, information technology and primary industries. He frequently appears in the Federal Court of Australia, the Australian Patent Office and the Australian Trade Marks Office.
He is also a nationally accredited mediator.
Before joining the Bar, Ben was associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. Prior to that, he practised as a pharmacist for 12 years.
Ben has tertiary qualifications in pharmacy, business and law and completed post-graduate studies in law (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2005.
He has taught intellectual property law at post-graduate level at Melbourne University and currently teaches Copyright Law at the University of Queensland.
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