Miriam has over 15 years' experience as an intellectual property litigator and is the Practice Leader of the Allens Intellectual Property, Patents & Trade Marks Attorneys group. She advises on all aspects of intellectual property law and has acted in court proceedings involving copyright, trade mark, patent and design infringement, breaches of confidential information, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off. She has also been involved in proceedings in the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Offices and in international domain name disputes.
She works with Australian and multi-national corporations from a range of industries, including media and entertainment, luxury goods, sport, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial services, to develop strategies for the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of their IP rights. Miriam has extensive experience in the area of anti-counterfeiting. She has worked closely with police and prosecuting authorities on criminal investigations and with the Australian Customs Service to prevent the importation of counterfeit goods into Australia. Miriam has been involved in making submissions to and appearing before government inquiries and meeting with government ministers and officials on intellectual property issues.
Miriam also has broad commercial litigation experience and has acted in product liability cases, contractual and advertising disputes and Corporations Law matters in courts throughout Australia. She has extensive experience running and defending applications for urgent interlocutory relief. Miriam works closely with clients to develop strategies for managing risks, avoiding disputes and handling dispute-related publicity and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution.
Miriam is a member of the Management Committee of the Copyright Society of Australia, the Editorial Board of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 recognises Miriam as a notable practitioner with clients reporting 'She's very highly knowledgeable in copyright and trade mark law and incredibly thorough.'
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Recent News & Publications
- 11 December 2017
- Client Update - 15 September 2017
- Client Update: Full Federal Court overturns decision allowing patent term extension of 'Swiss-style' claimsClient Update - 11 September 2017