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Simon Casinader

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Casinader is a Senior Associate in Melbourne's intellectual property team with a range of experience protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. This experience includes developing and enforcing brand protection strategies on matters for trade mark, copyright and design owners, and providing contentious and non-contentious advice in relation to all aspects of intellectual property law.

Mr. Casinader has extensive experience prosecuting Australian, New Zealand and international trade mark applications as well as trade mark and patent opposition proceedings before IP Australia.

Further, Mr. Casinader has represented clients in legal proceedings concerning patent, trade mark, design and copyright infringement, as well as the misuse of confidential information and trade practices cases. Mr Casinader has also been involved in a number of complex patent litigation matters before the Federal Court of Australia.

He also assists clients with advice on brand name and product clearance, domain name recovery, customs programs, eBay anti-counterfeiting programs and the filing and prosecution of registered designs.


  • Recognised as a Rising Star – Australia by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, 2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Casinader was the runner up in the 2014 LIV Golden Gavel competition as well as a participant in the IPSANZ Victorian Christmas Moot 2014 and the 2015 Legal Comedy Debate (as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
  • Prosecuting, managing and enforcing Australian and international intellectual property portfolios for a range of clients. 
  • Advising on major intellectual property litigation regarding alleged misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off and trade mark, design and patent infringement. 
  • Establishing customs programs for clients with the Australian Customs Service and enforcing notices of objection by sending letters of demand to importers to ensure that imported counterfeit goods are forfeited by the importer and destroyed.
  • Acting for clients in various online conduct matters, including recovering domain names registered in bad faith and filing complaints with Google to cease the unauthorised use of registered trade marks as Google AdWords.