Legal Practice Principal

Paul Kirton
About Me
Paul was an engineer before he was a lawyer. His work for more than 25 years has been intellectual property, trade and competition law, but the engineer’s love of finding new ways to solve problems and make things work, helps him achieve great results for his clients.

Paul’s clients vary from local manufacturers to national subsidiaries of global corporations. They all need guidance in the increasingly aggressive regulatory environment in Australia and competitive environment globally.

Paul works on the ground with his clients and knows what to do to protect their businesses or how to deal with a crisis, like a product recall. His ability to understand both the technical and legal side of the problem makes for a faster, more practical and commercially clever solution.

Paul is part of Macpherson Kelley’s Intellectual Property team, which has been ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide. Macpherson Kelley is listed as a leading firm by the World Trademark Review 1000.

“Clients can rely on me to get things done in a practical and commercial way. I understand the technologies and business drivers that underpin their legal issues.”
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Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Monash University
Registered Trade Mark Attorney
Professional Associations
Member, Law Institute of Victoria
Member, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
Member, Franchise Council of Australia
Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia
Member, Licensing Executives Society
Published Articles
Australian Ch. of "Media, Advertising and Entertainment Law Throughout the World" by Thomson West
Languages Spoken

Practice Areas

Antitrust, Competition & Trade
Data Privacy & Information Security
Intellectual Property
Media, Advertising & Entertainment
Private Client

Multilaw Roles

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Multilaw Board - Member1.000000000000
Asia Pacific Regional Committee - Chair2.200000000000
Management Committee - Member3.000000000000
Future Conferences & Events Committee - Member19.000000000000
Oversight of Multilaw Cybersecurity - Co-Chair29.000000000000
Multilaw Contact Partner
Macpherson Kelley
Office Address:
Level 7, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3001
+61 3 9794 2621
Work phone:
+61 3 9794 2621
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