Tim Marshall


Marshall Legal

Tim Marshall is the founder and director of Marshall Legal (www.marshall-legal.com.au). Marshall Legal acts for a variety of clients in relation to a broad range of commercial, intellectual property and information technology matters. Its principal client is SAI Global Limited, for which Marshall Legal has carriage of the protection of SAI Global Limited’s brands, including its certification trade marks, and provides commercial, IT legal and intellectual property advice in relation to SAI Global’s licensing and transactions in relation to its software and “software as a service” products. Tim’s  career  began  at  the  patent  and  trade  mark  attorneys,  Spruson  &  Ferguson,  and  then progressed  to Freehills. He  then moved  to  London in  1999,  where  he  worked  in  the  information technology/intellectual property department of Clifford Chance during the UK’s “Dot Com Boom” where  he  acted  for  multinational  corporations  in  relation  to  numerous  “IP  heavy”  corporate transactions. After a stint at Herbert Smith in London he then established his own London based IP/IT law practice until returning to Australia in 2011 whereupon Marshall Legal was founded. In its short history, Marshall Legal has become the leading and premier firm in the Illawarra region of Australia (100km south of Sydney) and has developed close links and associations with the University of Wollongong’s Start-Up Incubator programs, iAccelerate and StartPad.  Tim’s recent work with and for SAI Global has involved the negotiation of a number of technology agreements  with  international  companies  including  international  companies  located  in  Southeast Asia. As such, issues of enforcement across boarders have become major issues for SAI Global in the negotiation and risk-management strategies in relation to those agreements.  Tim is currently studying for a Masters in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a first class honors degree in Molecular Biology and an LLB from Sydney University. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales and New South Wales, Australia.