Name: Melissa McGrath
Qualifications: LLM (Commercial Laws),BSc/LLB
Title: Principal Lawyer
Organisation: Coleman Greig
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination
I am a Principal Lawyer at Coleman Greig and specialist IP lawyer and litigator with dual qualification in science and law. My clients range from domestic start-ups and SMEs to multinationals, primarily in the life sciences, FMCG and technology industries. I most enjoy working closely with a business to achieve its commercial goals. I am a patent and trademark specialist but can assist a business with key commercial contracts and arrangements.
My strength is my ability to advise global and domestic entities alike on how to most effectively gain competitive commercial advantage through protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (including confidential information and trade secrets) or steering the company to avoid business disruption and costs by unnecessarily encroaching on existing rights.
Member of the NSW IPSANZ Committee, Chair of the Marketing Experts Committee of the International Trademark Association Public Information Committee
I was keen to join Immediation’s panel because of its market leading ability to really deliver results for clients by bringing the right expertise together and overall reducing unnecessary time and costs to facilitate compromise.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Intellectual property, Information technology and media (Copyright, Intellectual property, Moral rights, Patent)