Rita Khodeir

Senior Associate

About Rita

Rita Khodeir is a registered trade marks attorney and commercial lawyer/litigator at Coleman Greig and works with clients to advocate practical and cost-effective strategies in managing their trade marks portfolios and general intellectual property (IP) protection. 

Rita manages the trade marks portfolios for a diverse range of clients from a wide variety of industries including subsidiaries of multi-nationals, new and fast-growing companies, family-owned businesses that are protecting their assets for the next generation, franchisors, distributors, retailers and wholesalers.

With extensive litigation experience in IP, Rita adopts a collaborative and practical approach in advising clients on trade marks registration and enforcement of IP rights. In line with her firm belief that prevention is better than cure, Rita is committed to educating clients about the importance of IP protection and regularly presents at IP seminars for clients, industry associations and within the legal sector.

Rita believes in developing strong relationships with her clients to ensure she understands their businesses and is motivated by delivering successful outcomes for them. Her professional yet personal style is underpinned by a logical approach, which lends clarity, affording solutions to both legal and business issues.

Rita’s litigation experience in IP includes:  

  • Federal Court applications to have a trade mark removed on grounds of non-use

  • Supreme Court interlocutory applications against former employees to restrain them from using a company’s IP/confidential information

  • Instituting and defending proceedings for TM infringement, copyright infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off
  • Federal and Supreme Court proceedings for preliminary discovery, general discovery and examination of witnesses in relation to confidential information and copyright disputes
  • Trade Mark oppositions – opposing or defending applications for registrations

  • Defending claims for patent and design infringement
  • Negotiating and mediating disputes between competing IP rights holders.
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