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We are very pleased to report that Pearce IP has been ranked in Legal 500 for 2023 as a market leading Intellectual Property firm in Australia. 

Pearce IP is the only patent/trade mark boutique firm ranked, and is one of only 2 firms with less than 300 employees ranked.

Legal 500 reported:

“The fast-growing team at IP boutique Pearce IP is reputed for its ‘in-depth understanding of the science and pharmaceutical regulatory industry’ working exclusively with a range of life sciences clients on transactional, regulatory, and litigious matters.


The Pearce IP team has an in depth understanding of the science and the pharmaceutical regulatory industry driving many of their client’s businesses.  They are passionate about achieving their client’s commercial objectives – and they are extremely hard-working and dedicated lawyers.

The firm’s founder Naomi Pearce is also praised as being ‘extremely thorough and considered’, a ‘great strategic thinker’ and is called out for her ‘extensive experience’ and ‘sound and considered’ litigation capability.

Naomi says:

“I am delighted that Pearce IP continues to be recognised for setting the standard for the provision of legal and IP services in Australia.  We thank Legal 500, and our life sciences clients for their generous comments.


We were very pleased to welcome Chris Vindurampulle PhD, Special Counsel Patent Attorney from K&L Gates and Anna Stines PhD, Special Counsel Patent Attorney, previously of Pizzeys, to Pearce IP in October 2022, and we have two new team members joining in February, including a leading litigator who joins us from a top tier international firm. ”

Pearce IP is a boutique firm offering intellectual property specialist lawyers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries.  Pearce IP has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Intellectual Property Team of the Year’ in the 2022 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.  Pearce IP was crowned the ‘Intellectual Property Team of the Year’ in the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, and the firm is ranked in IAM Patent 1000 for both patent services and in Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards as a ‘5 Star’ firm.  Pearce IP leaders are well recognised as leading IP practitioners.  Team members have been recognised in virtually every notable IP listing for their legal, patent and trade mark excellence including: IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, MIP IP Stars – Patent Stars & Notable Practitioner, Doyles Guide, WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, Women in Law Awards – Partner of the Year, Best Lawyers and Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards.  Pearce IP is ranked as a firm in the Legal 500 APAC Guide for Intellectual Property 2023. 

Naomi Pearce

Naomi Pearce

CEO, Executive Lawyer (AU, NZ), Patent & Trade Mark Attorney (AU, NZ)

Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, and is one of Australia’s leading IP practitioners.   Naomi is a market leading, strategic, commercially astute, patent lawyer, patent attorney and trade mark attorney, with over 25 years’ experience, and a background in molecular biology/biochemistry.  Ranked in virtually every notable legal directory, highly regarded by peers and clients, with a background in molecular biology, Naomi is renown for her successful and elegant IP/legal strategies.

Among other awards, Naomi is ranked in Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, is a MIP “Patent Star”, and is recognised as a WIPR Leader for patents and trade marks. Naomi is the 2023 Lawyers Weekly “IP Partner of the Year”, the 2022 Lexology client choice award recipient for Life Sciences, the 2022 Asia Pacific Women in Business Law “Patent Lawyer of the Year” and the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law SME “Partner of the Year”.  Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, which commenced in 2017 and won 2021 “IP Team of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards.