Michelle Don-Paul

Principal & Head of Patents (MIP)

For more than 15 years, Michelle has worked with innovative individuals, small and medium sized enterprises, and companies of all kinds to identify, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. She has a scientific background in biotechnology and bionchemistry, however, over time her expertise has expanded into a vast range of technologies including mechanical, engineering, ICT, software and businessmethod patents.

With a client-focused and commercially-driven approach, Michelle delivers specialist, clear and concise advice, and is known for tailoring solutions to individual needs in the most advantageous and cost-effective manner. Throughout her career, Michelle has also established and built the patent practices for a number of Melbourne-based boutique intellectual property firms.


  • Patent drafting across a wide range of technologies
  • Design and trade mark preparation and filing
  • Domestic and international patent, design and trade mark prosecution
  • Patent, design and trade mark infringement advice
  • Patent and trade mark opposition proceedings
  • Patent validity advice
  • Patent, desgin and trade mark rights
  • Patent litigation support
  • Education and Qualifications
  • MIP University of Technology, Sydney
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Science, University of Melbourne
  • BSc (Biotechnology/Biochemistry), University of Melbourne
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Australia and New Zealand


  • Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

Daniel Abraham

Principal & Head of Trade Marks,
IP & Commercialisation (Juris Doctor, MBA)

Daniel is a registered attorney who is passionate about original ideas, world-leading innovation, and the intricate field of brands. With his expertise in identifying the values that set brands apart, for almost two decades he has helped ASX-listed companies, top-tier firms, start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises grow their national and global brand presence.

Daniel advises clients on all aspects of intangible assets and valuation, trade marks, branding, and designs, including trade mark and design registrations, brand licences, trade mark oppositions, strategic intellectual property consultation, infringements and passing off. One of Daniel’s key focus areas is assisting clients to develop and implement effective strategies to protect and fortify their brand and business value, both locally and internationally.

Daniel has advised and worked with a broad range of clients on branding and trade mark matters, including ASX-listed companies, technology companies, national brands, retailers, SME’s and innovative early-stage companies. Daniel is driven to deliver cost- effective, commercially-focused and practical advice to all his clients, to help them achieve their goals.


  • IP valuation advice and consultation
  • Strategic IP management
  • IP monitoring (domestic and global)
  • IP conception ideation and support
  • Application preparation and filing
  • Domestic and international design and trade mark prosecution
  • Design and trade mark infringement advice
  • Trade mark opposition proceedings
  • Design and trade mark rights enforcement
  • Trade Mark and design litigation support
  • IP commercialisation support and facilitation
  • Route-to-market strategy


  • International Trade Mark Association
  • Design Institute of Australia

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