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Karen Anne Hayne
I am fully invested in the commercial success of my clients – I take the success or failure of my clients personally.
I don’t manage the message that my clients are seeking to publish. Rather, I work closely with my clients, including executives, creative staff and reporters to find a way to allow them to publish in a way which lessens any risk.
The focus of my work is enabling the business of my clients. While I advise clients in a number of areas of law and from different industry groups, the overriding objective that guides my work is to ensure that my clients can do business within an environment of minimum risk while fully exploiting their intellectual property and inherent competitive advantages.
The objective that drives my litigation practice is to keep my clients out of Court wherever possible and to seek an alternative to litigation.
My work with clients involves the whole IP life cycle from the initial innovation stage, IP protection and commercialisation and enforcement of their rights. My areas of expertise also encompass privacy, technology and Australian Consumer Law issues.
As a litigator in the media and intellectual property practice, I advise clients on all issues relating to publication of content from pre-publication clearances covering defamation, contempt, copyright, privacy and reporting restrictions across all media platforms including press, television, radio, internet and social media.
My experience, gained through advising on intellectual property and privacy issues in Australia and Ireland, has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the commercial needs of my clients in a range of jurisdictions and particularly cross border matters.
I am an experienced Trade Marks Attorney and Lawyer with a particular focus on all aspects of matters before the Australian Trade Marks Office.
I advise clients from a range of industries, including consumer goods, direct selling, household products and gaming and wagering organisations, on all manner of regulatory and compliance matters.
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