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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition




Kate is our head of intellectual property. Working in IP brings us into contact with iconic brands and brilliant inventions. That is what Kate loves most about her work. Admired for her ability to combine steely determination and grace she is a great litigator and a pleasure to work with.

Kate is a specialist in multi jurisdictional patent and trade mark litigation and has acted in some of Australia’s most high profile cases of recent times, including for Samsung in the long running “Smartphone” litigation and for Pacific Brands in the adidas 3 stripe trade mark litigation.

Kate continues to act for numerous well known clients across a wide variety of industries ranging from pharmaceutical, medical devices, computer technology and software to mining, energy, automotive, fashion and consumer goods.

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Kate HayCorrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth‘s Melbourne-based IP team has ‘deep knowledge of Australian IP matters’ and has been recognised by clients for its ‘clear and concise strategies to tackle trade mark enforcement’ and its ‘practical legal solution for disputes and litigation’. The practice group is active in a variety of industry sectors, but many of its most standout highlights of late have involved patent litigation in the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals industries. In this regard, the team is representing clients the likes of Lundbeck and Merck. Names to note in the contentious space include Odette Gourley, Stephen Stern, Grant Fisher and practice head Kate Hay. Eugenia Kolivos stands out for her franchising and commercialisation work.