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Griffith Hack elevates three team members in latest round of promotions

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Date published
21 December 2022
Edith Hamilton

Griffith Hack is proud to announce the promotion of three team members, including the elevation of patent attorney Edith Hamilton to principal. These promotions are effective from January 1, 2023.

Along with Edith, Rachael Lopez and Sara Pearson – both lawyers in our Law & Trade Marks team – have been promoted to associate.

“On behalf of everyone at Griffith Hack, I would like to congratulate Edith, Rachael and Sara on their promotions,” said Griffith Hack’s managing director Aaron LePoidevin. “Since joining our firm in August 2021, they have developed strong relationships and delivered outstanding results for their clients – both here in Australia and internationally.”

“I wish them continued success as they continue to deliver positive outcomes, and help to further elevate Griffith Hack as a leading IP services provider in Australia.”

Edith’s elevation to principal now means that Griffith Hack has 57% of principals who identify as female, further enhancing our position as a leading firm for gender equality.

About Edith

Edith Hamilton is a patent and trade marks attorney based in Melbourne, and is part of Griffith Hack’s Engineering and ICT practice group.

Edith’s technical expertise embraces mechanical engineering, materials science and chemistry, and her experience extends into in the areas of fast moving consumer goods, including food packaging; food technology; advanced materials production and processing; fibre and textile technology; process engineering; oil and gas; clean technology; and mining technology, including explosives and blasting technology. Edith also has a keen interest in designs.

About Rachael

Rachael Lopez is a lawyer based in Melbourne. She specialises in trade mark, brand protection and IP, and is passionate about making IP feel accessible and commercial to clients.

Rachael has a background in IP and technology law. Her practice encompasses areas of IP such as trade mark prosecution, IP licensing, copyright, designs, as well as commercial law areas like competition and consumer law, breach of confidence, commercial contracting, domain name disputes, takedown notices, privacy law (including GDPR), data protection, and terms of use for websites and electronic platforms. Rachael enjoys working with clients in a diverse range of sectors including consumer goods, fashion, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

About Sara

Sara Pearson is a lawyer and trade marks attorney based in Perth. She enjoys working with clients across all industries to harness and protect their intellectual property.  

Sara specialises in trade mark and brand protection including trade mark prosecution, registration, opposition and infringement action. She also has expertise in competition and consumer law and dispute resolution, including litigation.