Ben Gardiner KC practises primarily in intellectual property litigation. He specialises in intellectual property law and practises primarily in patent, 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 a range of 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. The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers lists Ben as a leading junior barrister in intellectual property law. Doyle’s Guide has listed Ben as a recommended or leading junior barrister in intellectual property law since 2010.
Ben is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) and has taught intellectual property law at post-graduate level at Melbourne University.
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