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Andrew Sykes

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2008
  • Employment & Industrial Intellectual Property
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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. 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).

His 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 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 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.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Emmerson Chambers
Level 18 Room 17

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Employment & Industrial
  • Confidential Information
  • Restraint of Trade
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Information Technology
  • Trade Marks



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

Registered Trade Mark Attorney



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Trade Marks & Passing Off – As Counsel

Henley Arch Pty Ltd v. Henley Constructions Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 1369 (Led by J Hennessy SC)

David Edwards v. Samuel James John Perry [2021] ATMO 124

THF Innovation Pty Ltd v. Caterpillar Inc [2021] ATMO 80

The Grapevine BVBA v. Are Media Pty Ltd [2021] ATMO 66

Australian Chiropractors Association Ltd v. Chiro Care Mattresses Pty Ltd [2021] ATMO 28

REA Group Ltd v. Real Estate Store Pty Ltd [2021] ATMO 18

Happy Skincare Pty Ltd ATF Breckell Family Trust v. Happy Skin Co Pty Ltd [2021] ATMO 16

Clarendon Lawyers Pty Ltd v. Cornwalls Lawyers Pty Ltd [2020] ATMO 192

Cohga Pty Ltd v. Google LLC [2020] ATMO 189

Pinnacle Runway Pty Ltd v. Triangl Limited (No.3) [2020] FCA 1379 (Led by T Cordiner KC)

Happy Skincare Pty Ltd ATF Breckell Family Trust v. Happy Skin Co Pty Ltd (2020) 158 IPR 153

Victoria Beckham v. VB Skinlab Pty Ltd (2020) 156 IPR 259 (also counsel for Ms Beckham in the resolved appeal)

Coffee Republic Australia Pty Ltd v. Espresso Republic LLC (2020) 156 IPR 135

Murley Pty Ltd v. The Craft & Co Pty Ltd [2020] ATMO 2

Swole Gym Wear Group Pty Ltd v. Swole O’Clock Ltd [2019] FCA 685

Darwin Funeral Services Pty Ltd [2019] ATMO 142

Pinnacle Runway Pty Ltd v. Triangl Limited (No.2) (2019) 148 IPR 211 (Led by S Stuckey QC)

Ezy Auto Pty Ltd v. Ezyauto Pty Ltd (2019) 151 IPR 47

Factory Direct Garage Doors Pty Ltd v. Starship Australia Pty Ltd (2019) 147 IPR 149

Paypal, Inc v Finpal Pty Ltd [2018] ATMO 196 (10 December 2018)

Active Skin P/L v Yey P/L (2018) 145 IPR 499

Agave Loco LLC v DZ Licores SLU (2018) 147 IPR 44

Macy's Merchandising Group Inc v Sheertex Pty Ltd (2018) 149 IPR 33

Swole Gym Wear Group Pty Ltd v Swole O'Clock Ltd [2018] ATMO 129 (16 August 2018)

TWM Imports Pty Ltd v Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd [2018] ATMO 61 (1 May 2018)

Council of the City of Shellharbour v Bright Events Pty Ltd (2018) 136 IPR 401

Juno Pharmaceuticals Inc v Juno Therapeutics Inc (2017) 132 IPR 107

Martin & Pleasance Wholesale Pty Ltd v Biz-Oz Pty Ltd (2017) 132 IPR 450

Keune Haircosmetics Manufacturing BV v Guangzhou Hodm Professionals Cosmetics Co Ltd (2017) 132 IPR 372

Nhon Hoa Nguyen v Aardwolf Australia Pty Ltd (2017) 130 IPR 209

Teka Industrial SA v Deka Australia Pty Ltd [2017] ATMO 47 (24 May 2017)

Five V's Pty Ltd v La Gaia Pty Ltd [2017] ATMO 31 (11 April 2017)

Activated Carbon Technologies v. Carbon Activated Corp Australia Pty Ltd (CI-18-02788)

Other areas of intellectual property, technology and law – As Counsel

DST Bluedoor Pty Ltd v. AMP Services Ltd (No.3) [2021] VSC 665 (Led by S Stuckey KC) – Software, Restraint of Trade, Confidential Information

DST Bluedoor Pty Ltd v. AMP Services Ltd (No.2) [2021] VSC 499 (Led by S Stuckey KC) – Software, Restraint of Trade, Confidential Information

DST Bluedoor Pty Ltd v. AMP Services Ltd [2020] VSC 254 (Led by S Stuckey KC) – Software, Restraint of Trade

Guardian v. Kwong & Crockett [2020] VCC 1391 – Computer Data, Confidential Information.

Adelaide Oval Hotel Pty Ltd and Anor v. Hines Property Asset Services Pty Ltd (2020) WIPO Case No. DAU2020-0021 – Domain Names

Reflex Instruments Asia Pacific Pty Ltd v. Minnovare Limited [2017] APO 8 – Patents

Domain Names – As an International Arbitrator

Schneider Electric SE v. Dong Sheng Huang (2021) CAC 103894

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health France v. Distribution & Transportation (2021) CAC 103794

Arcelormittal (SA) v. IT Depart(2021) CAC 103739

O’Neill Brand S.a.r.l. v. Uwe Eisenhower(2021) CAC 103594

Credit Agricole S.A. v. Sci Du Roncier (2021) CAC 103497

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. v. Carlo Cortese (2020) CAC 103389

Novartis AG v. shenchaoyong (2020) CAC 103326

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. v. Roberta Esposito (2020) CAC 103313

Boursorama SA v. Regolo Greece (2020) CAC 103201

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG v. Fundacion Comercio Electronico (2020) CAC 103132

Victorian Ambulance Union v. Hall Payne Lawyers (2020) AIAC/ADNDRC-809-2020

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. v. Xavier Dylan (2019) CAC 102599

Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co. v. wang su qing (2019) CAC 102514

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. v. Coil services (Byron King) (2019) CAC 102503

Acindar Industria Argentina De Aceros S.A. v. Sandeep Rangu (2019) CAC 102400

Boursorama SA v An entity using the pseudonym ‘Technology Vavelle’ (2019) CAC 102331

RueDuCommerce v Jean-Louis Conte (2018) CAC 102217

Amundi S.A v Milen Radmilo (2018) CAC 102149

Sparco S.p.A v Grillstuff, LLC. (2018) CAC 102055

ArcelorMittal SA v Rajkamal Gupta (2018) CAC 101986

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG v Pelres Investments Ltd (2018) CAC 101965

Credit Mutuel Arkea v BeninWeb (2018) CAC 101915

JCDECAUX SA v James White (2018) CAC 101852

Phillip Plein v Chen JieQing (2017) CAC 101748

Bollore v Wirelord (2017) CAC 101689

Intesta Sanpaolo S.p.A v Giovanni Cusco (2017) CAC 101603

Credit Agricole S.A v Thomas Horcholles (2017) CAC 101523

Dorne WSBK Organization S.R.L v Sawebs Internet Solution (2017) CAC 101461


Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA)