About Alison Beaumer
Alison is a commercial litigator, specialising in intellectual property disputes. She regularly acts in Court proceedings involving patent, trade mark and copyright infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off and comparative advertising. She is also involved in opposition proceedings in the Australian Patent and Trade Marks Offices.
Alison advises clients from a wide range of industries on the protection, enforcement and management of their intellectual property portfolios. Her recent experience includes:
- acting in significant patent and trade mark litigation in the Federal Court for a range of pharmaceutical, technology and food and beverage clients, regularly in the context of multi-national disputes.
- applying for and obtaining urgent interlocutory injunctions in patent, trade mark and misleading and deceptive conduct disputes.
- successfully defending a challenge to a pharmaceutical patent term extension.
- managing and advising on trade mark portfolios for domestic and international clients.
- advising on all issues and clearances relating to branding and advertising.
- advising regarding the appropriate protection of confidential information.
- commercial litigation in areas such as product liability, misleading and deceptive conduct, advertising, franchising and contractual disputes.
Alison's experience includes advising clients such as PepsiCo, Nichia Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation, Vodafone, Samsung, Coco Republic, Beam Suntory, Sanofi, Mundipharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.
Alison commenced as a lawyer at Allens in 2005, after spending a year as the tipstaff to Justice McColl on the NSW Court of Appeal. She has an LLM specialising in Intellectual Property law (with distinction) from the University of London. Since 2011, Alison has been a member of the New South Wales Committee for the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).
Alison has been trained formally in Legal Project Management, most recently attending a full day LPM workshop delivered by US legal project management expert Susan Raridon Lambreth. Alison's LPM expertise drives efficient legal and business outcomes for her clients.