Senior Attorneys

Chris Atichian – Partner
BE(Mech) MCom
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia and New Zealand)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Chris is a registered Australian patent attorney specialising in the drafting, prosecution and enforcement of patents and registered designs across a wide range of mechanical technologies. Chris has particular experience in handling complex contentious matters relating to patent infringement, and has acted on both sides of many complicated infringement matters. Click for more

Erin Cassidy – Senior associate
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Prior to joining Cotters, Erin was an associate at a top tier international law firm, before which she worked for leading patent and trade mark attorney firms in both Sydney and London. Erin has managed international trade mark portfolios for multi-national corporations. Click for more

Marcus Dalton –  Partner
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia & New Zealand)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Marcus is a registered Australian patent attorney practising primarily in the fields of mechanical patents and registered designs. Marcus has extensive experience managing large international patent and design portfolios for local Australian clients. Marcus is also a registered Australian trademark attorney and has widespread experience in the prosecution and enforcement of trademark registrations. Click for more

Nicky Shanks – Head of trade marks
LLB (Hons)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Nicky is a trade mark specialist with extensive experience in all aspects of trade mark law and practice. Nicky has worked for clients operating across a diverse range of industries and has particular experience in the media and entertainment, food and beverages, fashion and luxury goods, consumer electronics, finance and retail industries. Click for more

Hideko Yamamoto – Senior associate
BE(Mech) ME(Mech) MIP
Registered Patent Attorney
(Australia, New Zealand and Japan)
Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Hideko is an experienced patent attorney registered in Australia and Japan.  She practises primarily in the fields of information technology patents, mechanical patents and registered designs in Australia. Click for more