HIP welcomes


Halfords IP are delighted to announce the appointment of Aparna Watal as a Partner of the firm.

Aparna is a highly skilled IP Lawyer and a Registered Australian and NZ Trade Mark Attorney.

Aparna has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of Trade Mark matters, from brand selection, expansion and commercial exploitation to brand enforcement. She also advises on domain name disputes. Aparna is highly regarded for the commerciality of her advice and extracting the best outcomes for her clients in tricky and legally complex contentious and non-contentious matters.

Aparna joins HIP from Baker McKenzie, where she was a trusted advisor to many of the most valuable global and local brands. With a background in Chemical Engineering, Aparna is one of the few Trade Mark experts in Australia and NZ who brings a uniquely robust technical foundation that transcends industry boundaries.

Aparna’s dedication to social impact whilst maximizing brand value for her clients aligns perfectly with HIP’s commitment to delivering holistic and strategic solutions that drive sustainable commercial success for businesses.

At HIP, Aparna will play a pivotal role in further strengthening our Trade Mark practice and delivering exceptional services to our client.