Mr Stephen Stern > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Global Regulatory / Intellectual Property.




Stephen is an experienced senior commercial litigator best known for his extensive patent, copyright and trade mark litigation practice, including his anti-counterfeiting work for many of the world’s most prestigious brands. He is also well known for his significant wine law practice and in 2006 was appointed a Chevalier in the Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government in recognition of his services to the French wine industry. Listed as a “leading lawyer” in virtually every notable legal guide and directory, Stephen is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost trade mark lawyers by his clients and the industry. He is a leading authority in the intellectual property field, acting for a wide range of clients including luxury goods manufacturers, clothing, footwear and textile producers, pharmaceutical companies, telecommunication and electronic companies.


Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association Honorary Solicitor International Wine Law Association AIDV International Board Vice-President (former International President) Law Council of Australia IP Sub-Committee Member – Business Law Section Committee Member – Federal Litigation Section – Federal Court Liaison Reference Federal Court Users Committee Committee Member International Trademarks Association Member American Bar Association – IP Section Member L’Association Francaise des Practiciens du Droit de Marques and des Modeles (APRAM) Member University Bordeaux IV – Montesquieu Annual Lecturer EU and EC Law Centre, Monash University Board Member Intellectual Property Enforcement Consultative Group Member Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Past President and Honorary Solicitor & Member of the Executive Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Stephen SternCorrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth‘s Melbourne-based IP team has ‘deep knowledge of Australian IP matters’ and has been recognised by clients for its ‘clear and concise strategies to tackle trade mark enforcement’ and its ‘practical legal solution for disputes and litigation’. The practice group is active in a variety of industry sectors, but many of its most standout highlights of late have involved patent litigation in the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals industries. In this regard, the team is representing clients the likes of Lundbeck and Merck. Names to note in the contentious space include Odette Gourley, Stephen Stern, Grant Fisher and practice head Kate Hay. Eugenia Kolivos stands out for her franchising and commercialisation work.