Andrew Petale


Andrew Petale

Master of Intellectual Property Law (Melb Uni)


Registered Trade Marks Attorney)

Principal, Lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney


Meet Andrew!

Andrew Petale is a qualified legal practitioner with over 19 years of practice experience, most of which has been exclusively in the area of intellectual property law. He is also a qualified Trade Marks Attorney and was awarded a Master of Intellectual Property Law from the University of Melbourne in 2014, achieving First Class Honors in Copyright Law and Competition Law. He is an Associate Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and has been a regular attendee and participant at INTA’s Annual Meeting since 2013 in Texas, Hong Kong, San Diego, Orlando, Seattle and Singapore (2023).

Prior to establishing YIP Legal, Andrew was Principal of a highly regarded Melbourne intellectual property law firm, heading up both the Trade Mark and Litigation teams during his 7 years at the firm. In that role, Andrew was responsible for the running and handling of numerous ongoing litigious and contentious matters, including cases in the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane registries of the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and opposition proceedings in the Australian Trade Marks Office (ATMO) and had the opportunity to work with fantastic people and clients.

Prior to that, he worked for a leading media, entertainment and IP law firm where he gained a wealth of experience acting across a range of IP-related commercial and dispute matters, including working with many high profile and celebrity clients and across complex technical IP disputes as well as in defamation matters. Earlier still, Andrew commenced practicing as a family and commercial lawyer with a highly respected Melbourne family law firm. That role provided him with a tremendous grounding in advocacy, dispute resolution and most importantly, nurturing positive and constructive client relationships.


I established YIP Legal because I am committed to finding creative solutions to IP problems and working closely with all of my clients to provide satisfying outcomes with purpose and measureable value. I believe that when properly managed and activated, your IP can become a functional asset which brings competitive advantage to your business. I look forward to collaborating with you and your business to help you realize that potential.

— Andrew Petale

Andrew Petale’s experience encompasses the following:


Acting For Clients Across A Diverse Range Of Industries, Including Fashion Labels, Food And Beverage Manufacturers, Industrial Designers And Manufacturers, Pharmaceuticals, Service Industries, Software And IT, And E-Commerce


Acting As Local Representative On Behalf Of Domestic General Law Firms And Overseas IP Law Firms


Representing Clients In Many Reported Trade Mark Opposition Proceedings Before The Australian Trade Marks Office


Acting For Clients In Federal Court And Federal Circuit Court In Prosecuting And Defending Claims Relating To Trade Mark, Design And Copyright Infringement, As Well As Misleading And Deceptive Conduct And Passing Off


Managing Trade Mark Protection Strategies Both In Australia And Globally


Acting In Anti-Counterfeiting Matters


Representing Clients With Respect To IP Ownership Disputes


Selected Featured Articles

Japanese AI experts raise concern over bots trained on copyrighted material (Coin Telegraph, 1 June 2023)

Lessons for David. How To Fight An Effective David v Goliath IP Battle (March 2017).

Hasbro’s Play-Doh Scent Trade Mark. Why They Won’t Get It. And Why It’s A Good Application Anyway (February 2017).

Top 5 benefits for your business- The new Trade Mark opposition process (Crest Business Brokers website, 9 June 2014)

The name game: Trade Mark rules in the digital age (Australian Financial Review magazine, 25 October 2013)

Consignment agreements- the benefits and pitfalls (Ragtrader magazine, 27 February 2006)

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YIP Legal  is a Melbourne-based specialist intellectual property law firm specialising in registration, protection and enforcement of Trade Marks, Designs, Copyright, Domain name disputes, Consumer law and IP dispute resolution.
5 Everage Street, Moonee Ponds Melbourne, VIC 3039