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Olivia Coburn

Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Ms. Coburn is a lawyer in the intellectual property group in Melbourne. She regularly advises clients on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights including trade marks, design and copyright infringement as well as the misuse of confidential information and trade practices cases.

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

Professional Background

Prior to joining the Intellectual Property group, Ms. Coburn was a Graduate and worked in the restructuring & insolvency and commercial technology & sourcing teams, gaining experience in commercial litigation and a broad range of technology and broadcasting transactions as well as advisory work.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Coburn worked in the in-house legal team of a Fortune 500 company.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria, Member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers, Member
Brand Protection
  • Prosecuting, managing and enforcing Australian and international intellectual property portfolios for a range of clients, including A2B Australia Limited and Origin Energy Limited.
  • Advising on major intellectual property litigation regarding alleged misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off and trade mark infringement.
Domain Names
  • Acting for clients in various online conduct matters, including recovering domain names registered in bad faith.
Copyright and designs
  • Advising a range of fashion designers and brands regarding copyright and design ownership, protection and exploitation.
  • Advising a range of designer builders on issues relating to the protection, management and exploitation of IP rights