As an intellectual property lawyer, I enjoy working with clients to build and protect their brands, manage their IP portfolios and enforce their copyright, trade marks and patents.
I have experience advising clients across the lifespan of their intellectual property. From advising clients on branding strategy and building their trade mark portfolio to guiding them through the registration process, I have a deep understanding of how best to enforce those rights in a dispute. I have recently been involved in Federal Court proceedings enforcing our clients' copyright and have successfully defended claims of trade mark infringement. I have also been involved in complex litigation involving trade mark infringement, rectification of the register, patent infringement, passing off, contract claims and misleading or deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law.
I have worked with a number of the firm's key clients in the life sciences, media and entertainment, retail and consumer and technology and communications sectors. This experience has allowed me to make numerous contacts in those industries and work collaboratively with lawyers in other practice areas across the firm. I am agile and can develop a good understanding of complex matters quickly. I am motivated to think creatively and deliver the best commercial solutions to clients.
In the last year, I have also worked on franchising matters, regulatory matters involving the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and PBS, trade mark prosecutions and oppositions and negotiated co-existence arrangements.
I am the Australian editor of Bird & Bird's BrandWrites blog.
I am part of Bird & Bird's pro bono committee and am a solicitor volunteer for the Arts Law Centre of Australia. I was proud that my efforts in pro bono work in the intellectual property space were recognised when I was a finalist for the 30 under 30 awards in 2018.
Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked at boutique IP, arts and entertainment firm and at a leading Australian independent law firm.