“IP is a critical piece in the jigsaw of issues businesses need to be aware of.”

Taking a wider view of how intellectual property fits into the commercial environment clients face enables Sheree to deliver the advice they need.

“IP doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” she says. “Clients need to be aware of the contextual background that surrounds their IP so they are aware of any threats to be prepared for or opportunities to be embraced.”

With a degree in international business management complementing her law degree, Sheree is acutely aware of the challenges facing clients in a globalised world embracing technological changes that are disrupting industries.

Sheree has worked with clients on trade mark protection, use and enforcement for domestic and international portfolios, including trade mark oppositions in Australia, the US and UK. She has also advised clients on a range of IP-related issues including copyright, drafting agreements relating to research and development services, commercialisation of IP, IP licensing, and acted for clients in Federal Court of Australia proceedings.

 “Understanding a client’s needs, what they want to achieve and the legal issues surrounding them ensures we can deliver the best advice to see them achieve their goals,” Sheree says.

Sheree was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards for 2017, recognising the professionalism and expertise she brings to her position as an IP lawyer.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Laws (Honours), University of Queensland, 2012
  • Bachelor of Business Management majoring in International Business, University of Queensland, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, 2013
  • Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, 2018