I am an Associate in the Intellectual Property Group in our Sydney office.
I was drawn towards this practice area by my interest in the overlap between commerce and intellectual property law. I aim to develop a practice that offers both contentious and non-contentious IP services, with a focus on supporting clients with business concerns such as brand protection and the commercialisation of IP.
My interest in advising clients in this area traverses the spectrum of IP, including trade marks, patents, designs, and copyright. I also have experience in advising clients in related areas, such as consumer protection and the regulation of therapeutic goods.
My experience with contentious IP matters and commercial litigation includes assisting multinational clients in IP-rich industries, such as IT&T and pharmaceuticals, with large-scale, complex disputes. For example, in proceedings where we acted for a leading software company, I drafted evidence in chief and advised on key issues relating to breach of contract.
I have also garnered experience with major transactional and advisory matters. Notably, I have experience with negotiating and drafting agreements for the commercialisation of IP rights, including franchise agreements, distribution agreements, licence agreements, and deeds of assignment. In addition, I have represented clients in the prosecution and enforcement of trade marks, such as through drafting submissions and evidence in oppositions before IP Australia's Trade Marks Office. I have also advised clients on issues pertaining to the Australian Consumer Law, such as misleading and deceptive conduct, false advertising, and consumer guarantees. Finally, I have experience with advising clients on the IP aspects of corporate transactions, and conducting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.