MEET THE IP WEALTH TEAM
The IP Wealth Team is comprised of a talented and dedicated group of individuals who have each contributed to creating a fun, energetic, challenging and rewarding working environment where each team member is valued for their company as much as they are for their experience and qualifications.
Michael Beverley – Managing Partner
Michael is also the author of the “Intellectual Property Secrets of the Rich” Audio Series, which covers the business and protection aspects of Trademarks, Designs, Copyright and Domain Names. Michael is a second-generation member of The Executive Connection (TEC), an international membership organisation that brings together Chief Executives in groups of up to 16 to share their knowledge and address business issues and opportunities. He is also an IP and business mentor on the Gold Coast Mentor panel convened by the Queensland Department of State Development. Michael’s favourite drink is a High Mountain Oolong tea.
Shannon Brown – Trade Marks Consultant
Following the completion of her qualifications, Shannon joined the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) as a Trade Marks Examiner, later being promoted to a Senior Trade Marks Examiner. Following this, Shannon obtained experience within the private sector, gaining valuable commercial IP experience working for clients in both New Zealand and Australia. Shannon’s experience working on “both sides of the fence” has given her a broad and insightful understanding of the mechanics of the IP process, along with a strategic knowledge of what is required to obtain trade mark protection for her client’s.
Shannon has considerable experience advising on trade mark availability and eligibility for registration and infringement matters, filing Australian, New Zealand and international trade mark applications, addressing objections raised against her client’s trade mark applications, advising on trade mark portfolio management, and establishing and maintaining client relationships. Shannon enjoys starting her day with the simplicity of an English Breakfast tea.
Norma Beverley – Registered Trade Marks Attorney
Norma has a sophisticated understanding of all areas of intellectual property law with special proficiency in overcoming objections to the acceptance of difficult to register trademarks via persuasive argument supported by legal research. As well as securing extended Copyright protection for Australian authors in key overseas markets, including the United States.
Norma has a deep understanding of International Commercial Law and a network of trusted advisors in the import/export sector of South America. Her international business and marketing experience means that she can offer valuable, strategic intellectual property advice for Australian entrepreneurs looking to export.
Norma’s multilingual skill enables her to communicate directly with key International Trademarks Offices in Europe and South America, on behalf of her Clients and the whole team, saving IP Wealth Clients considerable time in delayed information on the international trademark Process. She feels a profound joy and pride to see her Client’s trademarks out in the shelves in the market place displaying the ® registered trademark symbol. Norma’s favourite way to start the day is with a freshly grounded long black.
Corinne Ozols – Trade Marks Consultant
Corinne excels in assisting clients with trade mark and domain matters, with a meticulous approach and strong eye for detail. She has a comprehensive understanding of the operational side of all Clients matters and ensures that everything runs smoothly throughout the whole trade mark and domain registration process.
Corinne developed her bilingual skills whilst visiting Central and South America, also gaining a vast understanding of international cultures, which is of key importance for Clients looking to protect their brands overseas. Corinne’s favorite drink hails from the mountains in France, opting for a smooth, refreshing mineral water to start her day.
Karla Brummell – Trade Marks Consultant
Karla Brummell brings her qualifications and experience in the areas of intellectual property and trade mark infringement investigations.
Having graduated from Bond University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in International Business and Marketing, Karla returned to postgraduate legal studies where she completed her Juris Doctor, with honours, in 2010 specialising in the areas of corporate restructuring, dispute resolution and intellectual property. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in October 2011.
For several years Karla’s legal exposure was enhanced by working as a court reporter at the Southport Courts, and recently through her work at a Licensed Investigation Company undertaking investigations on trade mark infringements and the use and non-use of trade marks, as well as brand protection for many well-known international brands. Away from work, Karla is an avid dog lover, who is relaxed by classical music, and enjoys a hot skinny flat white to start the day.
Paul Holzberger – General Manager