Melissa McGrath

Name: Melissa McGrath

Qualifications: LLM (Commercial Laws),BSc/LLB

Title: Principal Lawyer

Organisation: Coleman Greig

State: NSW

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

Personal Comment

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)