Gold Coast Office

Suite 30101, Level 1
Southport Central Tower 3
9 Lawson Street, Southport QLD 4215

Brisbane Office

Level 36
Riparian Plaza
71 Eagle Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Auckland Office

Suite 5266
17B Farnham Street
Parnell,Auckland, New Zealand


T. 1800 85 7070
F. 07 3319 6202
E. mail [at]


Michelle Calder — Trade Marks Manager

Michelle relocated to the Gold Coast from New Zealand at the beginning of 2013 solely to join the IP Wealth Team. She has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Master in Laws with Honours (LLM(Hons)) and a Graduate Diploma in History (GradDip History) from the University of Waikato. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and has successfully completed the Trade Marks Paper of the Patent Attorney Examinations in New Zealand.

Michelle is madly in love with IP law.  She studied IP law at university during her LLB and LLM(Hons).  Michelle’s LLM was focused on issues in International IP Law.  After completing her legal professional studies she worked at the New Zealand Commerce Commission as a Legal Adviser on an international cartel case before moving to IPONZ, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.  She worked there for just over 2 years, gaining extensive experience in Trade Marks.  During that time she also completed two certificates in international IP law from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Michelle is passionate about all areas of Intellectual Property law, but has a special love for trade marks.  She firmly believes that all businesses should have the best possible trade mark protection for their brands no matter what their business is.  As trade marks are not always straight forward, she loves coming up with creative strategies to help get difficult trade marks accepted.  Being a former government Examiner, she can conduct comprehensive searches of the Register exactly the same as what the Examiners do when assessing trade marks.