Michael Seifried
  • English
  • German

Tel: +61 3 8618 4115


  • Melbourne
  • Adelaide

Michael Seifried is a partner in our Melbourne trade marks team and is the trade marks practice group leader.

His experience acting for clients from small and medium enterprises to large publicly listed companies in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters means that Michael understands the need for a commercially oriented approach. Michael has a particular interest in complex prosecutions, trade mark oppositions and removal proceedings. He also provides strategic advice for IP protection and management including in relation to domain names, copyright and the copyright/designs overlap. Michael has been endorsed in the WTR 1000 Trademark Prosecution and Strategy recommended list each year since 2018, and is recognised as an IP Star for trade mark prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, most recently in 2024.


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  • Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • Master of Music in Performance, University of Munich and University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons I), University of Adelaide

Industry Expertise

  • Medical and health, including medical and veterinary pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer products, including electronics
  • Life sciences
  • Building and construction
  • Agribusiness, food and wine

Professional Affiliations

  • Barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member - International Trade Mark Association (INTA)