Michael Deacon

Former contributor to Practical Guidance IP, Senior Associate, Lawyer and Registered Trade Mark Attorney (Australia), Shelston IP

Area of expertise

Intellectual Property and Commercial Law
IP Commercialisation
Trade Marks
Domain Names


BA LLB (Hons) – Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Hons)
GradDip LP – Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
GradCert TMLP – Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice

About Michael

Michael has a background in commercial legal practice with a focus on IP commercialisation and strategy.

Michael provides commercial legal services to a range of Australian and international clients across different industries and technologies. In this context, Michael has provided commercial advice and assisted with negotiating and drafting legal documentation relating to online trading, product supply arrangements, manufacturing, technology and other licensing arrangements, compliance with consumer protection and advertising laws and regulations (including in the online space), IT infrastructure projects and implementations and compliance with privacy laws.

As a registered Trade Mark Attorney, Michael currently manages trade mark portfolios and provides related trade mark and domain name services and advice to a range of Australian and multi-national clients to ensure maximum brand value and protection.