The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia is the representative body for Australian patent and trade mark attorneys.

This site provides the latest news and resource information about patent and trade mark law in Australia.

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The Institute Council

The affairs of the Institute are managed by a Council elected annually from Fellows of the Institute. The Council comprises one president, two vice-presidents, ten Fellows and the immediate past president. All positions are voluntary and the Council endeavours to meet on a six weekly basis, or at least  eight meetings are conducted annually.

The members of Council for the period April 2015 to April 2016 are:


  • Mr Jeremy Dobbin

Vice Presidents:

  • Mr Richard Baddeley
  • Mr Michael Caine


  • Ms Janelle  Borham
  • Dr Trevor Davies
  • Ms Christine Emmanuel
  • Mr Greg Gurr
  • Dr John Landells
  • Mr Adam Luxton
  • Ms Jennifer McEwan
  • Dr Damian Slizys
  • Mr Stuart  Smith
  • Mr David Tadgell

Immediate Past President:

  • Ms Anne Makrigiorgos