Tracy Sweeny

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About me: I am from a family with a long history in Wollongong and the Illawarra, my family originally settled in Mt Kembla in the 1890s and later lived in Thirroul. My great grandfather was the youngest surviving miner (14 years old) when the Mt Kembla mine blew up in 1902. I have been working in the intellectual property space since 1977.

I worked as a law librarian and research librarian before commencing law practice, working here in Australia, and overseas. I have been practising law in Wollongong for over 20 years, firstly as a barrister and later admitted as a solicitor to enable a much wider area of practice.

I commenced law practice as a Crown Prosecutor at the Director of Public Prosecutions in Wollongong and Sydney. I taught law as a full time academic at the University of Wollongong Faculty of Law and then at the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law specialising in intellectual property law. I took up a position as in-house legal counsel at IMB Ltd, the local Illawarra Building Society, practising in corporate commercial and intellectual property law, this path eventually led to private practice in intellectual property law and commercial law in the Illawarra and surrounding areas. I have Master of Law degrees in intellectual property law and commercial law.

I have a particular interest in trade marks, advertising and intellectual property portfolio advice generally, and how to protect the logos, brands and other intellectual property of a business or individual. I am married with three children. I am a people person and I am able to help clients feel at ease to discuss their needs.  I have fixed fees so that clients have certainty.

Qualifications

BA Bachelor of Arts Hons (University of Sydney)
LLB Bachelor of Laws Hons (University of Technology Sydney)
LLM Master of Laws in Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law (University of Sydney)

PGDipIP Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (in progress St Catherines College. University of Oxford UK)
PhD Intellectual Property Law ( ceased University of Sydney)
GradDipLegalPrac Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (University of Technology Sydney)
DipLib Diploma of Librarianship (University of New South Wales)
Diploma in Art Law (in progress Institute of Art and Law, London and Wales UK)
Diploma of Training and Assessment (Australian Training College)
Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia

Solicitor England and Wales (UK)
Research Associate of the UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
Former Lecturer in Law University of Wollongong Faculty of Law
Former Lecturer in Law University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law
Trade Mark Owner- 4 trade marks in 2 classes

Memberships

Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand http://www.lesanz.org.auNSW Bar Association Logo
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. http://www.ipsanz.com.au
Research Associate, UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
Member Bar Association of NSW http://www.nswbar.asn.au
Member Law Society of NSW http://www.lawsociety.com.au
Member Women Lawyers Association of NSW http://www.womenlawyersnsw.org.au
Research Associate of Australian Library and Information Association http://www.alia.org.au
Associate Australian law Librarian’s Association http://www.alla.asn.au
Publications

Sweeny, Tracy A. Legal method, research and reasoning and Consumer Credit in Terry, Andrew and Giugni, Des Business and the Law. 5th edition. Melbourne, Cengage Learning, 2009
Sweeny, Tracy A. “Trade Marks v Dot.Com”, UTS Law Online Commercial Law Publication 2006-07 (LSF Grant)
Sweeny, Tracy A. “Brand name bullies: Trade marks v culture”, UTS Online Commercial law Publication 2006-07 (LSF Grant)
Sweeny, Tracy A. Legal method, research and reasoning in Terry, Andrew and Giugni, Des Business and the law. 4th ed. Southbank, Vic, Thomson, 2005.
Sweeny, Tracy A. How do you protect traditional knowledge in the context of international trade? UNSW Law Faculty. Seminar presentation. September 2004.
Sweeny, Tracy A. Data encryption technology: cops and robbers in cyberspace. Opening law Making Links – Crossing Borders. 20th Annual Law and Society Conference Wollongong, Australia Law and Society Conference. 9 – 11 December 2002.
Sweeny, Tracy A. Consumer credit in Terry, Andrew and Giugni, Des Business society and the law. 3rd ed. Southbank, Vic, Thomson, 2003
Sweeny, Tracy A. Legal method, research and reasoning in Terry, Andrew and Giugni, Des Business society and the law. 3rd ed. Southbank, Vic, Thomson, 2003
Sweeny, Tracy A. LLB395 Legal Research and Writing Workbook. Wollongong, NSW: University of Wollongong Law Library, 2001

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