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Tony Watson

Tony Watson is a partner in the firm's intellectual property law group. He acts in both prosecution and litigation matters.

Tony acts for Australian and international clients in advising, prosecuting, enforcing and defending trade marks, designs, patents, copyright and trade secrets and litigation proceedings concerning these rights and related trade practices litigation.

Tony provides pro-active commercial advice in these areas on all aspects of registration, prevention, protection and enforcement. He is a “big-picture'” thinker and an excellent strategist in brand protection and in large litigation cases. He has had over 25 years experience in advising clients in enforcement programs, brand protection strategies and large court actions involving a broad range of intellectual property and trade practices issues.

Tony was recognised as one of Australia’s leading alternative dispute resolution and life sciences lawyers in the Best Lawyers (Australia) list most recently published in 2019.

  • Recognised by the World Trademark Review 1000 as a
    • Silver - Individual for Enforcement and Litigation in Australia, 2024
    • Silver - Individual for Prosecution and Strategy in Australia, 2023-2024
    • World's Leading Trademark Professional, 2017, 2020-2023
  • Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Intellectual Property - Copyright in Australia, 2023
  • Recommended by Who’s Who Legal: Australia & New Zealand, for Australia – IP - Copyright, 2022-2023
  • Listed by Best Lawyers in Australia™ 
    • Life Sciences Practice, 2018-2023, 2025
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014-2023
  • Recognised by Managing IP Stars as a Trade Mark Star – Australia, 2018, 2020-2021
  • Recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific, for Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright - Australia, 2019-2020
  • Listed by Doyle's Guide as a recommended
    • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Australia, 2022
    • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Victoria, 2018
    • Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyer in Victoria, 2018, 2022
    • Leading Trade Mark Lawyer in Victoria, 2016-2017
    • Copyright & Soft IP Lawyer in Victoria (Preeminent), 2015-2017
    • Trade Mark Lawyer in Victoria (Preeminent), 2015
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