Expertise

Robyn has broad experience in intellectual property law and has also been extensively involved in general commercial practice for over 10 years.

She has worked with clients from a variety of industries including retail, wholesale, manufacturing and automotive, as well as with sporting, food & confectionary, clothing & fashion and health & personal care businesses.

Robyn has strong negotiation and drafting skills, and her attention to detail means she is regularly called upon by the partners to work closely with clients to achieve good commercial outcomes and workable solutions for their businesses.

In addition, Robyn assists in supervising and mentoring junior lawyers.

Experience

  • Familiarity and involvement in all aspects of the trade mark prosecution process (both in Australia and internationally), including conducting availability searches, preparing and filing trade mark applications, addressing and overcoming objections to trade marks and general management of intellectual property portfolios

  • Providing copyright advice

  • Advising on confidential information and its protection

  • Conducting due diligence enquiries on companies’ intellectual property and preparing due diligence reports

  • Drafting, advising and conducting negotiations in relation to intellectual property agreements such as Licences of Intellectual Property and Assignments of Intellectual Property

  • Negotiating and settling intellectual property disputes and preparing Coexistence and Settlement Agreements accordingly.

At a commercial level, Robyn has significant experience in drafting and providing advice on a wide range of commercial agreements such as Terms and Conditions of Trade, Distribution Agreements, Supply Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Contractor Agreements, Shareholder and Unitholder Agreements, and Share and Unit Sale Agreements.

Memberships and Associations

  • Board of Directors – Ethiopiaid Australia Foundation

  • Law Institute of Victoria

  • Victorian Women Lawyers

  • La Trobe University Alumni

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (La Trobe University)

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Management) (La Trobe University)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Victoria

  • High Court of Australia

“I am committed to working with my clients to realise commercial solutions, enabling them to achieve their desired objectives. My down-to-earth approach, coupled with a genuine aim to understand my clients and their businesses, enables me to deliver practical and timely advice.”