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November 30, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

Virtual event |

Gilbert + Tobin

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

When a business identifies a suspected threat to its intellectual property assets, early response strategies can often be developed in an information vacuum. Little may be known about the opponent, its background and operations or its appetite for bringing or defending litigation. However, critical intelligence can be unearthed quickly and cost-effectively using free online investigation tools. Deploying these tools in combination, businesses can develop a picture of their opponent at the pre-litigation stage, facilitating informed strategy development and efficient resource allocation.

This webinar will include a live demonstration of several online investigative tools. It will illustrate how these tools can be used to uncover critical intelligence in the pre-litigation phase of an intellectual property dispute, allowing in-house legal teams to make time-critical decisions based on the best available information and setting up the opportunity for strategic action.  


Lisa Lennon

Lisa Lennon, Partner, Intellectual Property

Lisa leads the firm’s dedicated and experienced trade mark prosecution and opposition team offering a full range of trade mark and brand protection services to a diverse range of clients across multiple different industries. 

Lisa’s team works closely with the litigators to provide a seamless enforcement service but otherwise manages a large range of pre-litigation brand enforcement matters. Her team also provides counselling, registration and assistance with disputes in relation to domain names and industrial designs and unregistered IP rights. Lisa also advises and assists clients on the IP aspects of commercial transactions, commercial IP issues and agreements.  

Lisa is recognised as a Global Leader by World Trademark Review (WTR), and she is a recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property in Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Doyles and Asialaw. She is recognised as a National and Global leader in Trade Marks in Who’s Who Legal and has been named a ‘Trade Mark Star’ and one of the top 250 Women in IP worldwide by Managing Intellectual Property.  

Rachel Pieris

Rachel Pieris, Lawyer, Intellectual Property

Rachel provides the full scope of trade mark, copyright and registered designs services and IP commercialisation services. 

Her trade mark work includes trade mark clearance and associated strategic advice, as well as trade mark prosecution in proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office and dispute resolution. Rachel advises clients in relation to risks arising under the laws of trade mark infringement, copyright and design infringement, passing off and contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law. Her experience also includes technology and brand licensing, and IP settlement agreements.



*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.

*Please note this is a members only event. 


Credits: 1 CPD point
Category: Practice Management and Business Skills

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