Carly specialises in all aspects of trade mark law, and is experienced in managing both small and large, global trade mark portfolios for local and overseas clients. Carly advises in relation to trade mark selection, clearance, filing, prosecution, opposition, removal, due diligence and enforcement matters, including domain name disputes, infringements, passing off and breaches of the consumer protection provisions of trade practices legislation.
Carly has a strong commercial and business focussed approach to her practice, and has particular experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having managed a global trade mark portfolio as Senior In-house Trade Mark Counsel based in the UK at one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies for 5 years. During that time, Carly managed complex trade mark matters in most countries of the world and developed global trade mark strategies for an emerging business unit. Prior to that, Carly practised in corporate law (advising on M&A transactions, commercial agreements and due diligence), and was a Senior Associate practising in trade mark law, at a large Australian national law firm for 6 years.
Carly also has particular expertise in the system for International Registration of Trade Marks and is a co-author of the International Registration section of a leading publication on the subject, “Lahore: Patent, Trade Mark and Related Rights”.