James Lawrence


T: +61 2 8035 7838
F: +61 2 9247 1315

M: +61 400 303 259


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James is a Partner in Mills Oakley’s Intellectual Property practice, based in Sydney.

James is an experienced intellectual property (lP) advisor and litigator. He has extensive experience across a range of lP litigation, including patents, trade secrets, copyright and trade marks/brand protection.

James also has substantial experience in consumer protection law and has managed numerous misleading and deceptive conduct proceedings under the Australian Consumer Law as well as passing off at common law.

In addition to regularly publishing and presenting on IP law, James is the Editor of the Patents chapter in Halsbury’s Laws of Australia. He is also a member of the management committee of the Copyright Society of Australia and a committee member of INTA.

Holding degrees in both science and law, James has a keen interest in technology and IP. James is recommended as a leading contentious IP lawyer in Doyle’s Guide for 2018 and he has also been recommended in both IP and biotechnology law in the Best Lawyers® list since 2016. James is listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 directory for IP and is identified as one of the world’s leading patent professionals in the IAM Patent 1000 list for 2018.

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