Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Lawyer | Director | Principal
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Chris’ major area of practice is intellectual property litigation. He has more than 25 years experience in patent, trade mark, design, copyright, trade practices and confidential information litigation on behalf of both applicants and respondents. He has also acted in patent and trade mark oppositions before IP Australia. Chris joined the firm in 1989, becoming a partner in 2001.

Chris has successfully acted in a number of significant matters before State Courts and the Federal and High Courts, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as the Patent and Trade Mark Office. He has acted on behalf of a range of clients from small local enterprises to large multi-national corporations. He is currently Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Committee of the International Bar Association. 


Awards

  • Best Lawyers Australia: one of ‘Australia’s Top Lawyers’ in Intellectual Property and Litigation 2013 – 2019
  • Expert Guides – Trade Mark Lawyers: Nominated as being among the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018
  • World Trademark Review 1000: listed as a leading individual for trade mark enforcement and litigation, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Asia IP Experts: leading lawyer for trade marks in the 2013.  Leading lawyer for Trade Mark, Litigation, Copyright and Patents in 2015
  • AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers: Listed as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018
  • Doyle’s Directory: Recommended as a Leading Victorian Patent Litigation Lawyer, 2015 & 2016; recommended as a ‘Leading Victorian Trade Mark Lawyer’, 2015 & 2016; recommended as a ‘Leading Victorian Copyright & Soft IP Lawyer’, 2015; recommended as a ‘Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer’ 2015
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings: 2012 & 2016
  • International Who’s Who of Trade Mark Lawyers: listed a leading Trade Mark practitioner, 2018

Memberships

  • Co Chair: International Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee
  • Foreign Affiliate Member: American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member: Law Council of Australia
  • Member: Law Institute of Victoria
  • Past Committee Member: INTA Asia Pacific Anti Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Barrister and Solicitor High and Federal Courts of Australia
  • Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Master of Laws, Monash University
  • Registered Trade Marks Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)

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