Mr David Fixler > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition




David has an outstanding reputation amongst the IP profession and Bar within Australia.

He appreciates the vital importance of having a deep understanding  of his clients’ businesses and developing the best possible legal strategy to serve their commercial objectives.

David has considerable experience advising clients in relation to the full range of IP rights including trade marks, patents, copyright, registered designs as well as rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

He has been involved in high profile and complex IP disputes, including proceedings before IP Australia, the Federal Court and the High Court. Those disputes span a wide range of sectors and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, water filtration, fast moving consumer goods (including food products) and steel.

David assists clients to develop approaches for protecting and enforcing their own IP rights as well as strategies for identifying and addressing any infringement risk presented by third party IP rights.


  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Member
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Israel Focus Group Co-Chair
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) Member

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Intellectual property

The practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth has a strong track record handling contentious and non-contentious IP mandates for leading clients in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, agriculture, technology and media sectors. The team’s capabilities span across patents, trade marks, copyright and designs, including portfolio management. Melbourne-based Kate Hay  sits at the head of the team and has substantial expertise handling both domestic and cross border litigation across a wide variety of sectors; and Eugenia Kolivos  holds expertise in the protection, maintenance and commercialisation of proprietary knowledge. Odette GourleyGrant FisherDavid Fixler  and Stephen Stern are all strong in contentious IP matters.