Gregory Pieris is an intellectual property partner with particular experience in litigious and non-litigious matters involving trade marks, designs, copyright, confidential information and trade practices law. Gregory works for Australian and international clients in a diverse range of industries, including sports and entertainment, automotive and aerospace manufacturing, agribusiness, medtech, online technology providers, finance, transport and logistics and fast moving consumer goods.
He prosecutes trade mark applications and oppositions before IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. He also advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property issues, including IP procurement (in Australia, New Zealand and internationally), portfolio management, registrability of trade marks, licensing, copyright, design registration, protection of confidential information, anti-counterfeiting, parallel importation, enforcement and customs programs. He has developed particular interest in intellectual property issues involving technology and the online environment, which allows him to assist clients to address the challenges of protecting intellectual property in this constantly changing landscape.
- Managing IP STARS, recognised as a Rising Star (2019-present)
- Doyle's Guide, recognised as an Intellectual Property & TMT Law Rising Star in Victoria (2022)
- Law Institute of Victoria member