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Sally Foreman

Sally is a partner, intellectual property (IP) lawyer and registered Trade Mark Attorney with exceptional expertise in all aspects of trade mark and brand protection, including, selecting, searching, filing and prosecuting, opposing, removing for non-use and enforcing trade marks.

She advises on trade mark protection in Australia and around the world. She has extensive experience in managing large national and international trade mark protection and enforcement projects and advising on complex, high-risk IP legal issues and IP strategy to obtain optimal organisational outcomes. She has a particular interest in protecting brands in the online environment, including in domain names and on social media and e-commerce platforms.

She is well respected for being responsive, thorough and practical in her advice and works closely with clients to maximise the commercial advantage of their trade marks and brands nationally and internationally. Sally has worked consistently with leading Australian and international companies in the manufacturing, technology, motor vehicle, telecommunications, renewable energy, mining, agriculture, biotechnology, food and beverage, fashion, beauty and personal care sectors, government and educational organisations as well as with entrepreneurial individuals.

Sally has lectured at Monash University on trade marks to both undergraduate and postgraduate law students and has regularly presented to business, legal and in-house counsel groups.

She is a former Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria IP/IT Committee and former Editor of the Internet Law Bulletin and has sat on various policy panels for the Australian Domain Name Authority.

Sally is also a trained Mental Health First Aid Officer and active member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) Academic Committee.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Sally was a Principal, IP lawyer and Trade Mark Attorney at an Asia-Pacific specialist intellectual property firm. She also worked in the UK for a European Intellectual Property firm and on secondment as in-house counsel at Telstra.

  • Awarded by Lawyers Weekly as Partner of the Year for Intellectual Property, 2024
  • Recommended by Doyle's Guide as Leading Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Recognised by World IP Review as an WIPR Leader, 2023-2024
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal Global Leader for IP-Trademarks, 2023
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal National Leader in Australia and New Zealand Individual for IP-Trademarks, 2023
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal Australia and New Zealand as a Leading Trade Marks Lawyer, 2022 and 2023
  • Recognised by Managing IP Stars as an Australian ‘IP Star’, 2014, 2015 , 2017, 2019 and 2020
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal for IP, 2021
  • International Trade Mark Association Committee (INTA) member
  • Licensing Executive Society Australia & New Zealand member
  • INTA Academic Committee member
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) member
  • Institute Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) member
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors member
  • Women on Boards member
  • Law Institute of Victoria IP/IT Committee, Former Chair
  • Australian Domain Name Authority, Former Panelist
  • Stroke Association of Australia, Former CoSec
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