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Pearce IP Welcomes Executive and Head of Trade Marks, Kim Evans

by , | Feb 15, 2024

Pearce IP is delighted to welcome Executive Lawyer & Trade Mark Attorney Kim Evans to the team. Kim leads the Pearce IP trade mark team, and joins Pearce IP from Allens Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys where she was Principal.

Kim has more than 18 years’ experience developing successful IP/legal strategies supporting some of the world’s most recognisable brands. Kim is a lawyer and registered Trans-Tasman trade mark attorney with a wide-ranging and impressive background including experience in-house, in private practice, and in academia.

Pearce IP’s founder and CEO Naomi Pearce says:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Kim Evans to the growing Pearce IP team, and excited to increase our trade mark offering. Kim is renowned for her trade mark expertise, her business acumen, and her elegance in resolving complex legal challenges. I congratulate Kim and am excited to work with her as she embarks on her new role as head of the Pearce IP trade marks team.”

Executive and Head of Patent Prosecution Chris Vindurampulle PhD says:

“I am thrilled to congratulate and welcome Kim, and to work with her to build on Pearce IP’s market leading presence in the region. By investing further in our branding capacity, we are finding new ways to deliver on our 2027 vision to be the premier IP/legal practice in Australia and New Zealand”.

Kim’s arrival follows the commencement of seasoned patent prosecutor Carol Johns PhD in January 2024, and Julie Balance in October 2023. Further new arrivals announcements will follow next week, including in relation to a team who have joined the Pearce IP legal team from big law.

About Pearce IP

Pearce IP is a boutique firm offering intellectual property specialist lawyers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys to the life sciences industries (in particular, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotech, ag-tech and food tech).  Pearce IP is recognised by MIP as the only leading regional IP firm with a female founder, and is certified by WEConnect International as women owned.  Pearce IP is the 2021 Intellectual Property Team of the Year (Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards) and was shortlisted for the same award in 2022. Pearce IP is ranked in Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000 and Managing IP (MIP) IP Stars, in Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards as a 5 Star firm, and the Legal 500 APAC Guide for Intellectual Property.

Our leaders have been recognised in virtually every notable IP listing for their legal, patent and trade mark excellence including: Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000, MIP IP Stars, Doyle’s Guide, WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards, and have been honoured with many awards including Australian Law Awards – IP Partner of the Year, Women in Law Awards – Partner of the Year, Women in Business Law Awards – Patent Lawyer of the Year (Asia Pacific), Most Influential Lawyers (Changemaker), among other awards.

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.

Chris Vindurampulle PhD

Chris Vindurampulle PhD

Executive, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney

Chris is a senior Patent and Trade Mark Attorney who is registered to practice before the intellectual property offices of Australia and New Zealand.  He is experienced in patent drafting, patent and trade mark prosecution and opposition, and freedom to operate, opinion and due diligence work.  Through his experience and delivery of highly-regarded client service, Chris has been recognised as a leading patent practitioner having been listed in the IAM Patent 1000 as a recommended individual for patent prosecution, and a Rising Star in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Managing IP.

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