Katrina Chambers of Gadens

Katrina Chambers of Gadens

Katrina holds degrees in both Science and Law, as well as a Masters in Intellectual Property Law. With more than 15 years’ experience, her clients have ranged from global companies, the university sector, the public sector, a major Brisbane hospital, SMEs and start up companies.

She is known for providing accurate, practical advice, with a focus on solutions and her clients’ objectives. Her practice includes licensing and commercialisation of IP, assistance with IP ownership and structuring issues, research and development collaborations, alliances and joint venture arrangements, the sale and purchase of IP assets and companies, IP audits and due diligence, establishment of franchise systems, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, software, technology and other services agreements, general contracts law and commercial and corporate law. Katrina also advises in relation to protection of intellectual property assets, privacy and franchise compliance, the Australian Consumer Law, infringement of copyright, trade marks, patents and designs, protection of data, know how and other valuable confidential information, advertising law and domain name disputes.

Katrina sits on the Queensland committee of the Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ). She is the winner of an International Law Office Client Choice Award 2013 for Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia, and has been voted by her peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law in 2014.

Katrina’s email is katrina.chambers@gadens.com.

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IP licensing and structuring considerations for Australian registered trade mark owners

The recent Federal Court of Australia decision in Skyy Spririts LLC v Lodestar Anstalt [2015] FCA 509 serves as a reminder that Australian registered trade marks are vulnerable to removal on the basis of non-use if licensing and structuring arrangements are not adequate. Under the Australian Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) a trade mark may, … Continue Reading

Management of IP in Commercial Contracts in Australia

All businesses have valuable intellectual property, not just “tech” focused businesses such as software developers or pharmaceutical companies.  However advisers may need to translate for their clients what they mean in practical terms when they use the words “intellectual property”, in order for clients to appreciate its value and take steps to protect it.  For … Continue Reading

AUSTRALIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW UPDATE

There have been numerous recent developments in intellectual property (IP) law in Australia. Below is a summary of some key developments. As with any international jurisdiction, IP law in Australia is complex and requires the expertise of an experienced specialist to navigate it correctly. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT ACT 2015 Following on from the Intellectual … Continue Reading
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