Clerk: Alistair Coyne
Ed Heerey KC practices at Nigel Bowen Chambers in Sydney and Emmerson Chambers in Melbourne, and is a member of List G Barristers.
Ed is ranked as one of Australia’s pre-eminent intellectual property senior counsel by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers International.
Ed specialises in intellectual property law, particularly patents, trade marks, copyright, advertising, designs, confidential information, software and domain names.
Ed also conducts and defends prosecutions by the ACCC for breaches of competition and consumer laws, including pecuniary penalties and contempt of court.
Ed is mainly engaged in Federal Court trials and appeals. He also appears in proceedings at IP Australia, the Australian Copyright Tribunal, the Australian Competition Tribunal and the High Court of New Zealand, where he is admitted as a member of the New Zealand Bar. He also acts in mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution.
Ed’s clients cover a diverse range of industries, including biotech, medical, mining, automotive, architecture, construction, fashion, food, wine, brewing, FMCG, music, film, television and government regulators.
Ed is a registered Trade Marks Attorney and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School where he teaches in the post-graduate intellectual property program. He is also an active member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, for which he presents annual Trade Marks Updates around Australia and New Zealand.