Marion Heathcote

Marion Heathcote

Davies Collison Cave

Recognized since 2008

Sydney, Australia

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law

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Marion is the recipient of numerous peer accolades including being repeatedly featured as one of Australia’s leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners in the Managing Intellectual Property’s Expert Guide and as an ‘IP Star’. She is regularly listed by Best Lawyers as one of ‘Australia’s Top Lawyers’ in Intellectual Property, as one of Asia Law’s leading lawyers, among the worlds leading practitioners in the Expert Guides: Trade Marks edition, and Asia IP Expert as well as being a leading individual in the World Trade Mark Review 1000. She is listed as one MIPs Top 250 Women in IP and was also listed by Experts Guide – Women in Business Law as one of the leading Trademark practitioners in the world. She is listed in WWL’s Global Elite Thought Leaders.

Marion’s major area of practice is in Trade Mark law where she has gained extensive experience in strategically advising on international trade mark portfolio management and protection particularly within the Asia Pacific region. With qualifications also in Wine Science, she has particular knowledge in relation to geographical indications and has also completed the WIPO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions. Marion was the inaugural chair of INTA’s Indigenous Rights Committee, and is currently the Vice Chair of INTA’s inaugural Brands for a Better Society Committee. Having previously served on INTA’s Board of Directors she also serves on their Asia Pacific Advisory Council and has facilitated in the International Moot held in Singapore. On behalf of INTA she has also provided support to a number of WIPO education initiatives for indigenous peoples and local communities. Marion is a regular speaker on IP related topics in a variety of Forums , teaches on INTA’s Annual Academic Course on International Trademark Law and Practice and is considered an INTA Influencer. She is also a member of the Marques IP Emerging Issues Team chairing their Indigenous People’s Rights sub team and has attended WIPO IGC meetings on Marques behalf. She is a co-author the Australian Chapter of Lexis Nexis’ International Pharmaceutical Law and Practice, and was a co-editor of the JIPLP special issue on Indigenous intangible property rights.

In 2019 Marion was the recipient of INTA’s prestigious Presidents Award which ‘acknowledges the profound appreciation of the global trade mark community to INTA members who, over the course of their career, have made a lasting impact on the Association and its mission’. Marion has previously received INTA’s ‘Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law’.

  • Level 4, 7 Macquarie Place
    Sydney NSW 2000

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2025 for work in:
  • Intellectual Property Law


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