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Sarah Matheson

Sarah Matheson

Partner since 2001
BA, LLB
Melbourne | +61 3 9613 8579
Sarah.Matheson@allens.com.au


Sarah advises in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, specialising in infringement/validity litigation and licensing. She has advised on many aspects of intellectual property protection including:

  • conducting litigation involving patent, copyright and trade mark infringement and challenges, passing off, misleading and deceptive conduct and misuse of confidential information, and advising on enforcement of intellectual property rights generally;
  • drafting and negotiating agreements relating to ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights; and
  • conducting due diligence on, and advising on, the intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions.

Sarah is a registered trade marks attorney.

Sarah is the Reporter General of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (generally known by its French acronym, AIPPI), a leading international organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of regimes for the protection of intellectual property. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand.

International Asset Management magazine's Patent 1000 2014 notes that 'superb tactician Sarah Matheson stands out for her strong performances, particularly on pharmaceutical disputes'.