Melinda Upton
Partner
melinda.upton@dlapiper.com
Sydney
T: +61 2 9286 8209
Jessie Buchan
Senior Associate
jessie.buchan@dlapiper.com
Sydney
T: +61 2 9286 8552
Melinda in a Partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology team in Sydney. She has years of experience acting for companies across a range of sectors including retail and fashion, and frequently advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property asset protection, compliance, exploitation and enforcement. Melinda works side by side with her corporate, financial services and insolvency colleagues on the acquisition, divestment, development and exploitation of intellectual property assets and has specific experience in restructuring intellectual property assets. Jessie Buchan is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology team in Sydney. She practices in the area of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, and advises on all aspects of brand protection, including trade mark prosecution, opposition and removal actions, licensing, parallel importation, anti-counterfeiting, consumer law, product liability, regulatory issues, copyright, business names, domain names and advertising and marketing.

Josephine Gardiner
Solicitor
josephine.gardiner@dlapiper.com
Sydney
T: +61 2 9286 8543
Valiant Warzecha
Solicitor
valiant.warzecha@dlapiper.com 
Sydney
T: +61 2 9286 8696
Josephine Gardiner is a Solicitor in the Intellectual Property and Technology team in Sydney. She advises on a broad range of topics relating to the retail sector including Australian Consumer Law, regulatory and compliance issues, trade promotions and advertising and marketing collateral. Valiant Warzecha is a Solicitor in the Intellectual Property and Technology team in Sydney. He has a keen interest in a range of areas relevant to the retail sector including brand strategy, consumer law and advertising compliance. With several years experience working for a large consumer electronics retailer, he brings a practical understanding of the issues unique to the sector.

Claire Kermond
Solicitor
claire.kermond@dlapiper.com
Sydney
T: +61 2 9286 8653
Claire Kermond is a Solicitor in the Intellectual Property and Technology team in Sydney. She advises on a broad range of topics relating to both the retail and technology sectors including the Australian Consumer Law, marketing and advertising in e-commerce, privacy and data protection.