IP by Margaret

I am an Australian lawyer (solicitor) and trade marks attorney and Principal of my law firm.  I have provided Intellectual Property (IP) services for 30 years.  IP is all about innovation and creativity.  It is the legal framework protecting inventions, designs, trade marks and creative works, which can be some of the most valuable assets of a business.
I help my clients commercialise and enforce or defend their IP rights.  This involves:
  • listening to my clients’ concerns and what is important to them
  • providing frank advice and discussing with them the best way forward
  • genuinely tailoring the necessary legal documents to the client’s requirements (unlike legal forms and contracts available from some websites)
  • negotiating with another party to get the best results for my clients
  • personal service – no exposure to inexperienced lawyers and the problems and duplication of costs that this can entail
  • high quality services at reasonable rates, as I do not have the overheads of a larger law firm
  • client focussed, practical commercial advice
I have lectured and tutored in Intellectual Property law at Victoria University and I speak at seminars on IP topics.  I have contributed to the copyright sections of The Laws of Australia and The Law Handbook.
I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) with the University Medal in Law.