Michelle has over 25 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. She is a lawyer and registered trade mark attorney. Her principal area of practice is trade mark prosecution.
Michelle assists clients to secure and protect trade mark registration rights locally and internationally. In addition to traditional trade marks, Michelle has successfully prosecuted colour, shape and sound marks, and marks covering aspects of packaging. She advises clients in a broad range of industries, including music and entertainment, electronic gaming, food and beverages, clothing, homewares, furniture, and building materials, and represents clients in hearings before the Australian Trade Marks Office.
Michelle has served as a member of the International Trade Mark Association’s committee on non-traditional marks and is a current contributor to this association’s publications on the practice and procedure for international registrations.
Michelle also has a background in copyright and in litigation.
Prior to joining Simpsons, Michelle was a partner at a patent and trade mark attorney firm.