Intellectual Property | Senior Associate

MinterEllison Technology Consulting

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Act for clients across government departments and a range of industries, including in media, entertainment and education, and advise on all aspects of the creation, commercialisation, protection and enforcement intellectual property rights, with a particular focus on copyright and trade marks.

Location: Sydney

Contract Type: Permanent

MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history. We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.

For most businesses today, technology is central to enabling and executing their business strategy. MinterEllison's Technology Consulting team advises CIOs, CTOs and other CxOs in developing, executing and supporting technology strategies that drive exceptional business value. In a world of accelerating change and technology innovation, we design, negotiate, protect and optimise our client's investments in enterprise digital and converged services.

Who we are

Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities. That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

How we work

We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration. Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach. Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.

As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser

Your role

A great opportunity exists for a Senior Associate to join our Intellectual Property team in Sydney on a full-time basis. You will work directly with leading IP partners John Fairbairn and Zeina Milicevic. Advise on all aspects of the creation, commercialisation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a particular focus on copyright and trade marks, as well as on misleading and deceptive conduct and consumer law disputes. Our team also advises on privacy issues, particularly in the context of digital platforms. While not essential to the role, if you had the requisite experience, you would also have the opportunity of advising clients in this developing area.

You will be solution-driven, commercial and pragmatic, and focused on understanding clients' needs. You will focus on servicing clients across all industries and government, including in media, entertainment and education.

What you need

We welcome applications from Senior Associates who:

  • have significant experience working on intellectual property matters, including contested matters, with a particular focus on copyright and trade marks;
  • ideally have some experience in misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off disputes;
  • have unwavering attention to detail and technical excellence;
  • are client focused and committed to forming enduring relationships with clients and industry experts;
  • thrive in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Are willing to 'roll up their sleeves' and take on responsibility; and
  • take pride in their work and who they work for


An inclusive culture

Our culture attracts key inclusion awards. We are recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

We offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.

We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.

Excellence, curiosity and collaboration

We foster growth and development in our people so we can continue to make excellence the hallmark of everything we do, drive market-leading innovation and harness the power of working together. Our learning programs will help you build the skills of tomorrow, today.


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.

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Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.

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