Natasha Burns to join Allens as dedicated trade mark partner

Intellectual Property Patents & Trade Marks

Allens has appointed Natasha Burns as a partner to join its market leading Intellectual Property, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys practice.

Natasha joins Allens from her own firm, Burns IP, and will lead Allens' trade mark practice. She will be based in Melbourne. The appointment follows a number of years of growth and responds to client demand for high quality trade mark services.

'We are thrilled to welcome Natasha back to Allens, where she started her career, to lead our trade mark offering. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in both large and boutique firms across Australia and the US', said Intellectual Property practice group leader Miriam Stiel.

'It’s an exciting time for Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys and the appointment of Natasha as a trade mark partner is an important step in our ongoing growth strategy', said Linda Govenlock, head of Allens PTA.

'Allens has a leading, global IP practice and I couldn't ask for a better place to showcase my skills and experience. It’s great to be back', said Natasha Burns.

Natasha has represented major corporations from a variety of industries including sports, food and beverage, big data, oil and energy, automotive and healthcare.

Prior to founding Burns IP, Natasha was a partner at New York firm Abelman Frayne & Schwab. Natasha is a registered trade marks attorney and a qualified lawyer in both Australia and the United States.

Allens' IP practice is one of the largest and most respected in Australia, with a full service offering comprising commercial and litigation IP lawyers and highly experienced and specialised patent and trade mark attorneys.

Recognition for Allens' IP practice

  • Chambers
    • Band 1 for 23 consecutive years – the only Australian firm to have achieved this recognition
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
    • Tier one
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2023
    • Tier 1 across:
      • Trade marks
      • Patent disputes
      • IP transactions
  • WTR 1000 2024 
    • Top tier across:
      • Trade mark enforcement & litigation
      • Prosecution & strategy