Angeline Behan

Head of Trade Marks, Australian Trade Marks Attorney and Solicitor

angelineheadshortAngeline has been working in the trade mark arena since 2001, and has been registered as a trade marks attorney for over ten years. She’s also a solicitor and is currently the Chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Technology and Intellectual Property Committee.


Angeline has worked for a broad range of clients and has very likely helped someone like you at some time in the past. Over the course of her career she’s assisted multinational corporations including cable television networks and car manufacturers, statutory bodies such as councils, government departments such as Tourism Queensland (now Tourism and Events Queensland), the owner of the BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY PERFECT THE NEXT trade marks, as well as small businesses and locally based individuals.


Day to day, Angeline undertakes contentious work, where she helps her clients to attack or resist attacks from other trade mark owners. Her contentious work includes trade mark opposition and de-registration actions in Australia and overseas. For example, at the time of writing, Angeline is handling a trade mark opposition in Turkey to help a Brisbane company secure a Turkish registration of their trade mark.


Angeline can also help you with non-contentious work such as preparing and filing trade mark applications in Australia and just about any overseas country in which you need to secure brand name protection. For example, Angeline is currently handling trade marks for Australian companies in Japan, Korea, the USA, China and South America. She has also dealt with trade mark issues in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Cook Islands.


You might know that it’s now possible to obtain trade mark protection for exotic types of trade marks such as ‘shape’, ‘sound’ and even ‘scent’ marks. If you would like to secure trade mark registration for these types of trade marks Angeline can help you. Angeline is experienced with obtaining registration of the ‘new types’ of trade marks, most specifically, colours and shapes and non-standard trade marks such as defensive trade marks and certification trade marks.


Before becoming a trade mark practitioner, Angeline obtained a journalism degree. You’ll find that her law and journalism training helps her distill the relevant points from the sometimes impenetrable trade mark law cases and communicate these points and their relevance to you in a clear and concise manner.


In addition to being a member of the Queensland Law Society, Angeline is also a member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.


To get in touch with Angeline call her here on 07 3870 3853 or email [email protected]


B.Bus. (Journalism) (QUT)

B.Laws (QUT)

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (QUT)

Graduate Certificate in Trade Marks Law and Practice (UTS)

Professional Associations

Chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Technology and Intellectual Property Committee.

Member of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Member of Intellectual Property Society ANZ

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