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Shalini Jayaweera

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Jayaweera practices in all areas of intellectual property including litigious and non-litigious matters relating to trade marks, copyright, designs and patents. She also has experience in consumer law actions, matters dealing with passing off claims and confidential information cases.

Ms. Jayaweera has experience in technology matters and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree majoring in pharmacology. The combination of her degree and her technology experience also allows Ms. Jayaweera to assist clients in intellectual property matters in Australia in the fields of pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Ms. Jayaweera has extensive experience running anti-counterfeiting programs including customs programs, eBay Verified Rights Owner (VeRo) programs and market watch programs.

Professional Background

Ms. Jayaweera completed her articles at a boutique Australian IP law firm in 2006 where she was involved in patent infringement litigations for clients in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Running court proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court of Australia enforcing the intellectual property rights of numerous brand owners including G-Star. This work has involved obtaining search orders, freezing order and interlocutory injunctions. Ms. Jayaweera has obtained a number of judgments where significant awards of damages have been obtained against respondents found selling counterfeit goods.
  • Assisting with the management of anti-counterfeiting programs for many well known brands including G-Star and Tokidoki. This work includes eBay VeRO programs, Australian Customs programs and market watch programs.
  • Running trade mark opposition and non-use proceedings for numerous trade mark clients.
  • Assisting with Federal Court of Australia appeals in relation to copyright and trade mark infringement proceedings and non-use proceedings.
  • Acting for the Tennis Australia, Deks Industries, Rathbone Wine Group, and Cricket Australia in the management, enforcement and prosecution of their trade mark portfolios.
  • Running domain name complaint procedures pursuant to the Australian Dispute Resolution Policy and the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy for various clients including Google.
  • Assisting in the removal of User Generated Content infringing the intellectual property rights of clients through the filing of Google AdWords Complaints, Facebook and YouTube copyright and trade mark infringement claims.
  • Federal Court of Australia patent infringement litigation in cases for clients involved in the storage and mining industries.