“The most important aspect of legal developments is the business impact.”

Kellie's strong reputation for maintaining, protecting and enforcing her client’s IP rights extends beyond Australia, with many international clients entrusting her to advise on their brand protection issues and trade marks disputes in Australia. Her track record working for major brands and on high stakes matters speaks for itself and earned her recognition as a “Rising Star” in IP at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Australasian Women in Business Law Awards. Qualified as both a lawyer and trade marks attorney, Kellie has particular experience in IP portfolio management and contentious trade mark, copyright and competition & consumer law matters. 

Beyond trade marks, Kellie’s experience covers the full spectrum of IP in both transactional and contentious work, from the widely recognised areas of patents and trade marks through to novel categories such as plant breeders’ rights. Kellie’s patent litigation experience is primarily in the engineering, mechanical and software industries. 

Based in Queensland, Kellie understands the nature of the market and invests the time to get to know her clients’ businesses. “It is important to understand the nature of your clients’ business to appreciate their priorities and goals so that advice provided to clients is practical and of commercial value."

She is passionate about IP and recognises that advancements in technology and innovation by clients means IP is a dynamic and interesting area of law. “As an advisor, it is important to keep clients informed about the latest legal developments and their business impact."

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws in Intellectual Property - University of Melbourne 
  • Registered Trade Marks Attorney