Lynne Lewis (Peach)

Lynne is an experienced and respected advisor in the area of intellectual property. She is particularly recognised for her work in trade marks, patents, breach of confidence and advertising litigation.

Lynne specialises in the health and ageing sector and provides litigation and commercial advice to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries. She also acts for a broad range of clients across the fast moving consumer goods, automotive, aviation, fashion, food and beverages, financial services, mining, and telecommunications industries.

Lynne’s practice encompasses all aspects of the creation, acquisition, commercialisation, management, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She provides day-to-day advice to clients including Qantas, AMEX, Nielsen, SingTel Optus, Scholastic and AMP/AXA, in relation to the development and protection of intellectual property rights and complex trade mark portfolios.

A sought after litigator, Lynne regularly represents clients in complex multi-jurisdiction litigation. She acts for clients in litigation to enforce IP rights including patents, designs, trade marks, copyright, confidential information and in actions relating to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct.

Clients regularly seek Lynne's advice on advertising clearance and disputes and she has acted for companies in landmark cases including representing Gillette before the Full Federal Court in the Duracell Bunny case which set the benchmark for comparative advertising in Australia.

Lynne has been recognised by her peers in Chambers Global 2011 as an experienced trade mark specialist and "an extremely motivated and highly capable lawyer" and listed as a recommended lawyer for Patent Litigation by PLC 2010.

Based on her extensive experience acting for franchisors and representing their interests in policy and legislative change debate, Lynne was appointed by the ACCC as a member of the Franchise Consultative Committee. She is also a current member of INTA, IPSANZ and LES.

BasicsCard project

Advised the Department of Human Services on the introduction of the new BasicsCard – the Australian Government’s income management point of sale card solution. We assisted with the approach to market documentation, evaluated tender responses and prepared the final contract with the preferred tenderer, and advised on procurement, contracting, GST and regulatory issues and engagement with stakeholder agencies.