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Gina Tresidder

Special Counsel

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese Studies)

  • Government
  • Commercial Advice
  • Privacy
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Marks and Registered Designs
  • Government Law

Gina is a Special Counsel in Russell Kennedy's Corporate and Commercial team, specialising in all aspects of intellectual property (IP). She acts for clients in a diverse range of industries including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), medical products, healthcare, industrial and automotive products, media, marketing, food and hospitality, property development, franchising, fashion, insurance, financial services, government and technology.

Gina assists clients to proactively manage their intangible assets and establish effective and profitable business relationships. She has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of IP, including trade marks, designs, copyright, confidential information, domain names and consumer protection matters.

Gina works with clients to manage the full lifecycle of their IP from brand development, to forming protection strategies, to managing Australian and international portfolios, to commercialisation, strategic management, enforcement and disputes.

She has significant technical expertise in structuring a range of software and technology agreements for both acquirers and suppliers of IT services and products and has a keen interest in, and advises on, Australia's evolving privacy and data protection landscape.

Gina regularly presents at seminars and conferences on a range of legal topics for clients and industry groups. Gina’s experience includes international experience working for a Japanese specialist IP firm and in-house, reporting to the Global IP Counsel of a leading international gaming company.


  • Advising a Federal Government body on its rebrand including conducting clearance searches, advising on infringement risks and obtaining protection for suite of trade marks;
  • Advising a Victorian Government body in regard to a local trial of third party technology, including reviewing contracts with multiple stake-holders and advising on aspects including intellectual property, protection of data, confidentiality and privacy;
  • Assisting a Melbourne-based brewery to successfully defend claims of misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off and trade mark infringement in the Federal Court of Australia;
  • Negotiating a high stakes overseas trade mark acquisition for an Australian food marketing and distribution business;
  • Securing an order for the transfer of a domain name registered by a cyber-squatter on behalf of a world renowned stationery brand;
  • Managing extensive Australian and international trade mark portfolios for a number of high profile clients;
  • Advising a major ASX listed client in the financial services sector on IP/IT related aspects of acquisition of a finance, insurance and warranty business for $115m, and drafting and negotiating multiple IT procurement contracts; and
  • Drafting a suite of core contracts for a client's new SaaS data matching offering to the automotive industry.


  • IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand - past member of Victorian committee;
  • Committee member, Russell Kennedy Women's Network;
  • Presenter at seminar, 'IP for Commercial Transactions' for Legalwise 2020 IP Law Conference; and
  • Guest lecture to RMIT students of Diploma of Leadership and Management.