Education
  • University of Notre Dame Australia
    L.L.B., 2012
    Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Notre Dame Australia
    B.A. Behavioural Science, 2012
Admissions
  • Admitted in New York, Australia and New Zealand only

Katie is of Counsel and specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on contentious work, in particular patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. She has extensive experience managing litigation on a global scale, and has represented clients before Courts and various intellectual property bodies in Australia, the United States, Europe, the UK, New Zealand and China. She has also lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and mainland China. Katie additionally has experience in patent and trade mark prosecution work and enjoys developing international strategies to help companies best protect their intellectual property rights on a global level.

  • Led a dispute against the Department of Justice on regulatory issues for FMCG goods and was engaged as a lead negotiator on projects with the EPA and U.S. Customs Office.
  • Defended a global toy manufacturer in highly contentious patent disputes against a competitor in
    6 countries simultaneously.
  • Defended copyright, trademark, and trade dress claims of a toy manufacturer against the largest toy company in the world.
  • Served as lead counsel on a legal dispute between a client and a $65 billion dollar company alleging regulatory violations and packaging claims across 8 different countries, including the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
  • Served as lead legal counsel on a contentious patent and consumer law dispute against an industry
    leading manufacturer in China, Australia, Thailand and New Zealand.
  • Represented Australasia’s largest DRTV organization in international arbitration related to breach of contract and shape mark infringement claims conducted under U.S., Australian, and New Zealand laws.
  • Engaged in a variety of disputes in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of the largest DRTV company in Australasia covering copyright proceedings, breach of contract, trademark infringement, design infringement, and deceptive conduct claims.
  • Oversaw a global trademark opposition and revocation proceeding against famous musical band “Thin Lizzy” on behalf of Thin Lizzy Cosmetics.