Tim Clarke

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

The IP team at Addisons represents a range of consumer-facing companies across diverse sectors. They are known for their effective strategic and commercial advice as well as showing “a keen appreciation of and enthusiasm for their clients’ business needs and values”. Patrons have welcomed the “excellent level of service [and]great value for money”. The high-performing team boasts a number of recent achievements. Karen Anne Hayne carries out sterling work for long-term client Virgin Enterprises, which showcases her impressive versatility in addressing a range of trademark issues and challenges, including infringement litigation. She and her team also assisted the Addisons’ IP team, led by Justine Munsie, who secured an excellent result for Bega in a high-profile dispute with Kraft-Heinz over packaging for peanuts. Karen and her team also frequently work together to undertake prosecution, enforcement and strategic advisory work for Formula One Group. Hayne is considered a “superb leader for her clients with a rich historical and contemporary knowledge of their trademark issues. She understands their preferred way of doing things and neatly aligns her approach and advice accordingly.” She co-chairs the trademark practice with Donna Short, a well-rounded brands expert who earns plaudits for her speed, efficiency and interpersonal skills. Her recent work includes supporting Australian-owned dairy co-operative Norco with new product launches and advising MoneyMe Financial Group, with which she has worked closely as it has significantly grown its trademark portfolio and expanded its business internationally.

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