Veg Tran

Veg Tran

Veg is an experienced intellectual property lawyer, specialising in complex patent disputes, IP commercialisation and regulatory compliance matters.

Veg holds a First Class Honours degree in Biotechnology and has gained valuable industry experience from her training at leading research and development organisations such as the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Biopharmaceuticals (where her research focused on biotechnological approaches to developing probiotics and prebiotics for use in the treatment of various human health conditions) and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (where her Honours research involved the study of breast and colon cancer antigens for the development of biological therapeutics).

Given her technical background and extensive litigation experience in matters before the High Court and Federal Court and in Australian Patent Office proceedings, Veg practices intellectual property law with a specific interest in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical and food and agricultural technology industries. She has acted for a large number of clients with substantial global business operations and has significant experience working within multi-jurisdictional teams in patent prosecution and enforcement matters.

Veg has also managed the trade mark portfolio and trade mark enforcement strategies for a range of local and international clients. Many of these clients are the owners of extensive and highly valuable intellectual property portfolios world-wide, and are leading companies within their fields, including within the information technology and software, entertainment, media and finance industries.

Veg serves on IP Australia's Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board and has been recognised by Best Lawyers in Australia since 2018 for her work in Life Sciences Practice.


  • Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (Melbourne University)
  • Bachelor of Laws (UNSW)
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours Class 1) (UNSW)

Professional memberships

  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)


Legal insights

Significant changes to the regulation of Australian plant breeders’ rights are currently before Parliament.

21 June 2018

Healthcare, medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation continue to be major areas of investment from a broad spectrum of local and off-shore funding bodies.

01 June 2018

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