Karen Anne Hayne

Partner at Addisons

Karen Anne Hayne leads the IP team at Sydney law firm Addisons, where she has established a strong reputation in acting for consumer-facing businesses where the brand is key to ongoing commercial success. Ms Hayne’s IP work includes representing some of the world’s largest brand names as well as a diverse range of Australian businesses, from iconic brands to small start-ups. Her practice involves a broad array of advisory work for clients, including all facets of creating, protecting and enforcing the broad spectrum of IP and associated rights which are fundamental elements of her clients’ businesses.

Ms Hayne has significant expertise in all facets of intellectual property, brand protection, litigation and dispute resolution. Her practice includes maintaining the integrity of clients’ trademarks and advising on their trademark portfolios, IP strategies and brand protection, piracy and infringement issues.

Ms Hayne has been a partner at Addisons since 2005, before which she worked with an international law firm. She has more than 20 years’ experience in providing advice on IP matters to clients.

Her areas of expertise are:

  • IP disputes, including trademark, design, patent, copyright, passing-off and confidential information disputes;
  • trademarks, portfolio management and brand strategies, registration and oppositions and related infringement matters;
  • parallel importation, customs, piracy and anti-counterfeiting; and
  • domain name advice, registration and disputes.

Professional associations

  • INTA

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60 Carrington Street
Level 12
Sydney NSW 2000

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