Managing Intellectual Property
IP Stars 2015

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Madderns has again been recognised in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook for 2015.

Madderns is the largest IP firm in South Australia and widely recognised as one of the top mid-sized firms.


Senior Partner, Craig Vinall, along with Partners Martin Pannall, Mark O’Donnell and Anthony Lee have been recognised as patent IP Stars, particularly in the areas of patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent strategy & counselling and patent opinion. Mark O’Donnell has again picked up a coveted ✓✓✓ (3 tick) ranking for patent prosecution; the only individual to receive this nationally.

Trade Marks

Partner and head of trade marks Louise Emmett, has again been recognised as an IP Star, and has received a ✓✓ (2 tick) ranking for both trade mark prosecution and trade mark strategy. Of the 36 IP Stars ranked for trade mark prosecution, Louise was one of only six who achieved a rating of two or more ticks. For trade mark strategy, Louise was one of just three individuals to receive such a rating out of the 47 IP Stars named under that category.

In addition, partners Martin Pannall and Anthony Lee have also been named as IP Stars for trade mark prosecution.

Madderns has a respected team of trade mark attorneys who not only file applications but also advise on oppositions and cancellation proceedings.

One client of the firm praises its “excellent trade mark attorneys and lawyers who provide good sound practical advice”

IP Stars are named after a comprehensive process involving electronic surveys and face-to-face interviews, taking in feedback from peers and users of the intellectual property system. Managing Intellectual Property is a leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide.

We congratulate our IP Stars for the recognition they have received and acknowledge their consistency, having all been also identified as IP Stars in 2014, as well as being the only IP Stars recognised in South Australia.