Melinda Upton > DLA Piper > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
LEVEL 22
NO.1 MARTIN PLACE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Australia

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Australia > Intellectual property

In Sydney, the ‘exceptional’ practice head Melinda Upton leads DLA Piper‘s IP and technology department which has ‘a true global reach like no other firm on the market’. The group can operate with ease across multiple jurisdictions, which is evidenced in its IP work for high-profile brands such as Fitbit, for which the team is currently handling a number of issues relating to trade mark infringement, counterfeiting and parallel imports. The department is equally well-versed in acting on contentious as well as transactional issues. In the contentious space, Nicholas Tyacke is a key figure who successfully led a team acting for Wyeth and Wyeth Australia on a patent dispute in the life sciences space. In Melbourne, ‘remarkable’ IP litigator Robynne Sanders’ notable client base consists of those in the medical devices, engineering and technology sectors, among others. Sydney-based senior associate Jessie Buchan is ‘very knowledgeable on brand protection and IP enforcement matters’.