Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

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A highly acclaimed intellectual property law specialist, Tony acts for Australian and international entities in relation to commercial ventures, dealing with the protection and transfer of intellectual property rights, distribution agreements for patents, trade marks, copyright and other forms of industrial property.

Tony’s clients include commercial organisations from both the public and private sectors, patent and trade mark attorneys, private individuals and a number of multi-national organisations. His clients extend across the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe and the United States.

His success can be attributed to his thorough knowledge of the rule of law and his innate ability to simplify highly complex matters. Tony’s strong commercial background gives him a unique capacity to assist litigants make commercially rational decisions in the midst of heated litigation.

Tony is a Bennett & Philp Lawyers founding partner with more than 35 years of experience in law.

Tony Bennett and Ken Philp of Bennett & Philp nominated “Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers – Brisbane, 2015 and 2016.”
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2015 and 2016

"This mid-sized local firm is making waves across the country with its forthright, value-based approach. Senior statesmen Ken Philp and Tony Bennett remain evergreen and the firm’s name appears on one side or another of a remarkable number of IP filings in the local Federal Court.

The “direct” and “no-frills” approach of senior practitioners Ken Philp and Tony Bennett was well praised by peers, in particular southern state based barristers. The firm’s reputation for non-contentious work was also seen as growing."
Extract from Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2010

Bachelor of Laws | University of Queensland
Master of Laws (Advanced) | University of Queensland
Queensland Law Society
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand International Trademark Association
1979 Supreme Court of Queensland
1979 High Court of Australia
Related Services: 
Commercialisation and Licensing of IP
Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Misuse of Confidential Information
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct and Passing Off
Trade Marks
Domain Names
IP Due Diligence
Retainer and Fixed Fee Services
Global Investment