Belinda Breakspear > McCullough Robertson > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

McCullough Robertson
66 EAGLE STREET
BRISBANE, QLD 4000
Australia

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

People – McCullough Robertson

Belinda specialises in intellectual property law and heads up our Intellectual Property practice. She advises clients in a wide range of industries on intellectual property protection and management, the development of new brands, franchising and compliance, opposition and infringement disputes, privacy and compliance and trade mark matters in Australia and internationally.
 

Operating a full-service trade marks practice, with over 4,000 trade marks under management, Belinda has a wealth of knowledge based on her dealings with IP Australia and facilitating the filing and management of trade marks on a world-wide basis.

“With dual qualifications in law and international business, Belinda epitomises the firm’s problem-solving prowess, devising strategic solutions for a diverse range of brand owners across the gamut of industries.” WTR1000 

She acts in relation to intellectual property audits and due diligence, domain name protection and disputes, business name registration and advice as well as the licensing, commercialisation and acquisition of intellectual property.

Belinda assists a broad range of clients from start-ups to publicly-listed companies, including a number of well-known brands. Her clients include travel and accommodation businesses, mining and engineering companies, hotels, airports, agricultural companies, health providers, technology companies, large retail brands, FMCG companies, charities and many international referring firms.

Her dual qualifications in law and international business provide a valuable understanding of the challenges facing business today, and she is known for her ability to tailor innovative, yet practical solutions.

Memberships

Queensland Law Society
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

INTA Publications Committee Member 2018/2019
Member of LESANZ
Member of IPSANZ
Management Committee, Secretary – Australian Dance Council Ausdance (Qld) Inc

Education

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of International Business (Hons) – Griffith University

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Intellectual property

McCullough Robertson attracts an ever-increasing volume of referrals for internationally focused work, in part due to its independent status. Brisbane-based department head Belinda Breakspear and her team are recommended for handling matters on the trade mark front in particular –  the team operates a significant trade marks practice, particularly trade mark portfolio management. Litigation work is an area of expertise for Tim Case and Peter Stokes and the team members are well versed in advising clients in industries such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, TMT, and the public sector. On the team front; in Sydney, commercial lawyer Alison Walshe joined from Norton Rose Fulbright and the Brisbane office welcomed special counsel Jake Grant, formerly an in-house counsel and Michelle Betschart from Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers.