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Carly Mansell

LLB (Hons), BA
Trade Mark Attorney

Melbourne, Australia

Areas of Expertise/Sector

Trade MarksAgribusiness & Food TechnologyArts, Media & FashionEngineering & ManufacturingFood & BeverageConsumer GoodsICT, Electronics & SoftwareBusiness NamesDomain NamesTrade Mark Portfolio Management, Maintenance & RenewalsTrade Mark Infringement & EnforcementPacific Island Trade MarksTrade Mark Filing, Prosecution & RegistrationAustralian Border ForceTrade Mark Clearance Searching

Carly specialises in all aspects of trade mark law, and is experienced in managing both small and large, global trade mark portfolios for local and overseas clients.

Carly advises in relation to trade mark selection, clearance, filing, prosecution, opposition, removal, due diligence and enforcement matters, including domain name disputes, infringements, passing off and breaches of the consumer protection provisions of trade practices legislation.

Carly has a strong commercial and business focussed approach to her practice, and has particular experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having managed a global trade mark portfolio as Senior In-house Trade Mark Counsel based in the UK at one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies for 5 years. During that time, Carly managed complex trade mark matters in most countries of the world and developed global trade mark strategies for an emerging business unit. Prior to that, Carly practised in corporate law (advising on M&A transactions, commercial agreements and due diligence), and was a Senior Associate practising in trade mark law, at a large Australian national law firm for 6 years. 

Carly also has particular expertise in the system for International Registration of Trade Marks and is a co-author of the International Registration section of a leading publication on the subject, “Lahore: Patent, Trade Mark and Related Rights”.


Admitted: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Bachelor of Arts, Monash University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University

Dual qualified Australian and UK Lawyer and Trade Mark Attorney


WIPR Leaders - Trade Marks, 2022

World Trademark Review 1000: listed as a leading individual for Trade Mark Prosecution and Strategy, 2020 - 2023


Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (UK)

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group