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Kimberley Evans, Executive, Trade Mark Attorney, Pearce IP

Kimberley Evans

Executive, Lawyer & Trade Mark Attorney (Head of Trade Marks)

BA LLB, LLM, GCLP, GCTMLP, GDAIP
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
Master of Laws
Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
Graduate Certificate of Trade Mark Law and Practice
Graduate Diploma of Applied Intellectual Property
Solicitor (NSW Supreme Court & High Court of Australia)
Registered Trade Mark Attorney (AU, NZ)

Kim is a lawyer and registered Trans-Tasman trade mark attorney with a wide-ranging and impressive practice background spanning private practice, in-house experience and academic activities.  Kim’s clients appreciate her responsiveness, and her ability to provide clear and pragmatic branding advice that is tailored to their commercial objectives and informed by industry developments.

With a background in telecommunications and IP/IT law, Kim’s focus is trade marks.  Kim assists with all aspects of contentious and non contentious brand strategies.  This includes protection, enforcement, and commercialisation of registered and unregistered brands in Australia and New Zealand. She:

  • provides a full range of trade mark prosecution services, from adoption and searching through to filing and registration, including defending against post-registration actions;
  • creates robust long-term and targeted trade mark protection and enforcement strategies;
  • manages complex regional and international trade mark portfolios across a wide range of industries;
  • advises on enforcement issues, including infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, domain name disputes and recovery, and best methods for protecting IP on social media;
  • assists with IP commercialisation including licenses and assignments;
  • implements enforcement strategies involving office actions and State and Federal Court litigation.

Early in her career, Kim worked as a member of the in-house legal team for the UK and Republic of Ireland’s largest pay television provider British Sky Broadcasting, for several years.  In Australia, she worked at Davies Collison Cave for more than five years before moving to Allens where she remained for just over a decade.  She has supported some the world’s most recognisable brands including media conglomerates, pay television broadcasters, international hotel chains, biotechnology entities, FMCG companies, biofuel manufacturers, sporting bodies, and medical technology entities.

In addition to gaining skills in private practice and in-house, Kim taught and tutored in trade mark law and practice for several years for University of Technology, Sydney.

Kim is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, as well as a member of IPTA, the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, and IPSANZ, the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Kimberley Evans Awards

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)

WIPR World's Leading IP Practitioners (2024)

Pearce IP Awards

Chambers and Partners

Intellectual Property – Tier 5 (2024, 2023)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Ranked as a Market Leading Intellectual Property Firm (2024)
Ranked as a Market Leading Intellectual Property Firm (2023)

IAM Patent 1000

Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021)

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Finalist – Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year (2022)
Finalist – Intellectual Property Team of the Year (2022)
Winner – Intellectual Property Team of the Year (2021)

Managing IP Stars

Pearce IP ranked for Patent Prosecution (2024, 2023, 2022)
Pearce IP ranked firm (2021)

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year – Finalist (2022)

Women in Business Law Awards - APAC

Shortlisted – Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

Lexology Legal Influencer

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia) (Q4 2023, Q3 2023, Q2 2023,Q3 2022,  Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)
Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border) (Q4 2023, Q3 2023, Q2 2023, Q1 2023)

Australasian Lawyer

Top Boutique Firm (2024) 

5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm (2021)

Doyles Intellectual Property

Doyles Leading Intellectual Property (2021, 2020)

Doyles Recommended Intellectual Property (2021)

"Winner - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Finalist - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2022"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Pearce IP bronze ranking for litigation and recommended for prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2021

"Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2022

"5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm"

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards 2021

"Pearce IP Ranked Tier 3 - Prosecution"

MIP IP Stars 2022

"Lexology Legal Influencer"

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia): Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)

"Women in Business Law Awards - APAC"

Shortlisted: Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

The Legal 500, 2023, Intellectual Property, Australia

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.

OUR VISION

By 2027, be the premier life sciences IP practice in
Australia and New Zealand.