Watermark Principal Richard Baddeley named President of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Watermark is pleased to announce Richard Baddeley has been named President of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (IPTA).

IPTA is the representative body for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys in Australia with approx. 900 members. The Institute’s role is to make submissions to Government on IP law reform, the Code of Conduct and other incidental matters like IP inputs for international trade treaties. Another important aspect of the role is maintaining relationships with similar institutes in other countries. IPTA has particularly close relationships with the Canadian, NZ and UK Institutes and works with many others at national and international level.

The President’s role is to take ultimate responsibility for these activities and co-ordinate together with the Secretariat and several Committees to achieve the Institute’s objectives. As part of his role, Richard will be presenting submissions to WIPO on a number of IP topics.

Watermark’s link to IPTA dates back to its origin. Watermark founder Edward Waters was the initiating force behind setting up the institute and was its inaugural president.

Watermark congratulates Richard on this appointment.