Melinda Upton

Partner - Sydney

T: +61 2 9286 8209

E: melinda.upton@dlapiper.com

Melinda 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

Senior Associate - Sydney

T: +61 2 9286 8552

E: jessie.buchan@dlapiper.com

Jessie Buchan 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.

Valiant Warzecha

Solicitor - Sydney

T: +61 2 9286 8696

E: valiant.warzecha@dlapiper.com 

Valiant 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 - Sydney

T: +61 2 9286 8653

E: claire.kermond@dlapiper.com

Claire 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.