Gerard Skelly


Gerard is a Solicitor and Registered Trade Marks Attorney with over 20 years experience in all aspects of trade mark work.

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  • With over 20 years’ trade marks experience, “methodical and diligent” Gerard Skelly is regarded as “a seasoned expert on all trade mark registry matters” (2014 World Trade Mark Review 1000).

    Gerard is both a solicitor and registered trade marks attorney. He handles trade mark clearance searches, prosecution of trade mark applications as well as oppositions and dispute resolution matters.

    Gerard has considerable experience and success representing clients in trade mark hearings before IP Australia. He also has a Science degree and has developed a specialty in the pharmaceutical and medical fields.

    Gerard has previously worked with another large firm of Australian trade mark attorneys and with a multi-national law firm. He is a senior trade mark practitioner and provides strategic advice relating to the protection, management and enforcement of trade mark and domain name portfolios.

    Gerard was featured in Managing Intellectual Property‘s IP Stars Handbook 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Through the combination of peer feedback and independent research resulted, Gerard is recommended for: IP Star 2018

    • Trade Mark – Strategy and Counselling
    • Trade Mark – Enforcement and Litigation
    • Trade Mark – Prosecution.



    • Registered Trade Mark Attorney
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Bachelor of Laws, Sydney University
    • Bachelor of Science, Macquarie University
    • Diploma of Education, Macquarie University.


    • Law Society of New South Wales
    • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
    • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.