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Harrison Ottaway

Harrison is a special counsel in the Intellectual Property (IP) team focusing on IP litigation, and in particular, patent and trade mark disputes. He reguarly acts in complex IP litigation and large scale commercial disputes. Harrison's experience covers various industries including information technology, life sciences and fast moving consumer goods.

Harrison has undertaken post-graduate studies in international intellectual property law and an internship at the World Trade Organization. This provides him with a sound understanding of the multi-lateral agreements which provide the framework for domestic intellectual property law. He is also passionate about the intersection between intellectual property law and global public health. 

He has acted in proceedings in the Federal Court and Full Federal Court of Australia, as well as the Supreme Courts of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. 

Harrison is commercial, pragmatic and personable. He is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Harrison was a senior associate in the intellectual property group at a global law firm where he worked on contentious intellectual property matters, including patent, trade mark and copyright disputes as well as commercial disputes. 

  • Recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual property in Australia, 2024
  • Recognised by Managing IP Stars as a Rising Star in Australia, 2023
  • Recognised by Doyle's Guide as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property & TMT Law Rising – Victoria, 2023
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ for Intellectual Property Law, 2023-2025
  • Recognised as a Rising Star by Australasian Lawyer, 2023
  • Arts Law Centre Australia volunteer (2016-present)
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