Marion Heathcote

Marion Heathcote

Principal | Trade Marks Attorney
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Marion’s major area of practice is in Trade Mark law where she has extensive experience in strategically advising on international trade mark portfolio management and protection particularly within the Asia Pacific region. She also has particular knowledge in relation to geographical indications. Marion has also completed the WIPO Academy’s Advanced Course on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

Marion is the recipient of numerous peer accolades and has been repeatedly featured as one of Australia’s leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners in the Managing Intellectual Property’s (MIP) Expert Guide, as an MIP ‘IP Star’ as well as being included in their Top 250 Women in IP. She has been ranked consistently listed by Best Lawyers as one of ‘Australia’s Top Lawyers’ in Intellectual Property  since the inception of their  Australian rankings and as one of Asia Law’s leading lawyers, among the worlds leading practitioners in the Expert Guides: Trade Marks edition. She is also listed as an Asia IP Expert, a leading individual in the World Trade Mark Review 1000 and the World IP Review’s list of Leaders in IP Private Practice. The Australasian Legal Business Guide on Intellectual Property Law describes her as being ‘brilliant in regards to all TPA-related issues’.  WTR says she is “always sensible, always professional” and a “touchstone for those seeking watertight protection across Asia-Pacific”.

Marion is currently Chair INTA’s Indigenous Rights Committee and sits on both their Asia Pacific Council and Advocacy Council. She previously served on their Board of Directors. Marion has also been a recipient of INTA’s ‘Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law’.  She is a member of the Marques IP Outer Borders Team chairing their Indigenous People’s Rights subcommittee. She is a co-author the Australian Chapter of Lexis Nexis’ International Pharmaceutical Law and Practice, and was a co-editor of the JIPLP special issue on Indigenous intangible property rights.


  • Managing Intellectual Property World Survey and Global Awards: Leading individual for Trade Marks, 2014
  • Managing Intellectual Property ‘IP Stars’: Ranked highly as an Australian ‘IP Star’, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • World Trademark Review 1000: Listed as a leading individual for Trade Mark Prosecution and Strategy, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Best Lawyers Australia: Ranked Highly for Intellectual Property Law, 2008 – 2018
  • Expert Guides – Trade Mark Lawyers: Nominated as being among the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018
  • Asia IP Experts: Leading lawyer in Trade Marks, 2013.  Leading lawyer in Trade Marks, Enforcement and Copyright, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • International Who’s Who of Trade Mark Lawyers: Listed as a leading Trade Mark practitioner, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Leading lawyer for Intellectual Property, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • International Trade Marks Associations (INTA): Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trade Mark Law 2009
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group: Australasia Women in Business Law Awards: Best in Patent Trade Mark and Prosecution 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Doyle’s Guide: Recommended as a ‘Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer’, 2015; recommended as a ‘Leading Trademark Lawyer’, 2016
  • World IP Review: Listed as a leader in IP Private Practice, 2016
  • Managing Intellectual Property Top 250 Women in IP: Listed as a Leading Female IP Practitioner, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Expert Guides – Women in Business Law: Listed as one of the leading Trade mark practitioners in the World, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • WIPR Leader 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders: 2017, 2018 & 2019


  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member: Intellectual Property Constituency
  • Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member: International Association of the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Member: International Trade Mark Association
  • Member: International Wine Law Association
  • Member: Law Council of Australia
  • Member: Law Societies of New South Wales and Victoria
  • Member: LAWASIA
  • Member: Marques


  • Admitted: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria and the High Court of Australia
  • Appointed public Notary (1995)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science), Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law, Macquarie University
  • Master of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Registered Trade Marks Attorney (Australia)

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