The in-house legal team of a global banknote technology company has headed to private practice, as the firm looks to expand one of its core practice areas.
CCL Secure's legal team, comprising Ian Lindsay, Cici Cui and Sharon Forder, has headed to Allens to work in the international law firm's integrated IP and patent and trade marks attorney (PTA) practice.
Mr Lindsay has taken on the role of principal patent attorney, effective 3 December, while Ms Cui will join as an associate and Ms Forder as an assistant in the new year.
"We are delighted to welcome Ian, Cici and Sharon to our growing team," said Miriam Stiel, Allens IP practice group leader.
Linda Govenlock, head of the PTA team, offered a similar sentiment.
"Coming from an in-house corporate environment, Ian and Cici bring a wealth of commercial insights and experience unique in the Australian market," she said.
"This secures our position as the premier patent team in Australia, offering the full suite of IP services.
"Ian and Cici add to our expertise and experience in emerging technologies and are a fantastic addition to our PTA team. Our practice delivers a comprehensive range of patent, trade mark and design services, as part of Allens' market leading full service IP offering."
Commenting on the decision to join Allens, Mr Lindsay said: "We are excited to be joining Allens and being a part of a broader team of IP and PTA specialists who are committed to delivering exceptional client service".