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Alex Dunlop

Senior Associate
+61.3.9205.2062
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Dunlop is an intellectual property lawyer with a broad range of experience protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. This includes developing and enforcing brand protection strategies for trade mark and design owners, and providing contentious and non-contentious advice in relation to all aspects of intellectual property law.

Mr. Dunlop has extensive experience prosecuting trade mark applications and opposition proceedings with IP Australia, and has managed multinational trade mark portfolios for high profile brands.

Mr. Dunlop has represented clients in legal proceedings concerning patent, trade mark, design and copyright infringement, as well as the misuse of confidential information, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off. In addition, he has experience prosecuting domain name complaints.

Mr. Dunlop also brings technology experience to his practice. He has a Bachelor of Science (majoring in physics and mathematics) and has gained further technology experience from his involvement in complex patent litigation. He also completed his Masters of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on patent related subjects. The combination of his degrees and technology experience allows Mr. Dunlop to assist clients in intellectual property matters in Australia in a variety of technical areas.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Dunlop worked in the intellectual property group of a large national Australian law firm and a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Melbourne.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of Law Advisory Council (formerly Professional Consultative Board), La Trobe University School of Law – 2012 to present.
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, Victorian committee member (2009 to 2012)
  • Law Institute of Victoria member

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Dunlop has presented seminars on Australian trade mark law, copyright law and patent law, including as a guest lecturer in the undergraduate Intellectual Property Law course at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
  • Acting for a generic pharmaceutical company in defending claims of patent infringement and prosecuting a cross-claim for invalidity of the patent in suit.
  • Managing, enforcing and prosecuting the trade marks portfolio of an international entertainment provider in Australia, South East Asia and Europe.
  • Successfully enforcing Notices of Objection through the Australian Customs Service for a number of clients, resulting in the destruction of imported counterfeit goods.
  • Acting for a number of clients in trade mark opposition proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office and on appeal to the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Acting for an Australian technology company in successful Federal Court of Australia proceedings against former employees involving trade mark infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and misuse of confidential information.
  • Acting for an international electronics company in defending allegations of trade mark infringement and misleading and deceptive conduct.
  • Acting for a specialty chemicals and polymers company in seeking leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia from a decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in a patent dispute.