Lara is a Trade Marks Associate in our Sydney office with eight years experience as a trade marks lawyer.
Lara commenced her IP career as a trade mark filing clerk, trade mark lodgements officer and trade mark searcher at a national Australian IP firm. After completing her Bachelor of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, she worked with two of Australia’s top tier law firms as a Trade Marks Lawyer.
Over the years, Lara has worked with a variety of clients across a broad range of industries including consumer electronics, IT, pharmaceutical, travel and hospitality. She has extensive experience in trade mark prosecution, oppositions, infringement, clearance searches, and advice. She also works with clients to develop trade mark protection strategies and programs.
Lara's particular strength is delivering timely, commercially focused and pragmatic advice, not only for protection of trade marks and brands, but for effective enforcement and exploitation of rights.
Lara is a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney.
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