Profile

Louise Wolf

Senior Associate

+61 3 8540 0273 +61 408 317 751

About Louise

Louise is a Senior Associate at MST Lawyers.  Louise works within the Corporate Advisory and Franchising Team focusing on intellectual property and franchising.  Louise has experience in:

  • Reviewing marketing materials and advising on branding issues and legal disclaimers
  • Conducting trade mark searches and undertaking IP due diligence
  • Undertaking trade mark applications, renewals and transfers in Australia, New Zealand and other overseas jurisdictions
  • Providing strategic advice on trade mark registration issues including overcoming conflicts and oppositions
  • Undertaking trade mark oppositions, non-use and revocation applications in Australia and New Zealand
  • Advising on and drafting IP licences

Louise’s expertise extends to providing practical and commercially sensitive advice to franchisors and franchisees throughout Australia. 

Louise is experienced in:

  • Strategic advice in structuring and establishment of franchise systems, including drafting franchise documents for franchisors and advising on corporate structure and asset protection issues
  • Advising franchisors and franchisees regarding their rights and obligations  pursuant to the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Conducting franchise transactions including conversions of corporate stores to franchised businesses, grant of new franchises, variation, renewal, surrender and transfer of existing franchises
  • Pre-purchase review and strategic advice for prospective franchisees regarding franchise documents, including franchise agreements, disclosure documents, leases and licences, and advising new franchisees and other business owners in relation to corporate structuring for asset protection
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase of business contracts for prospective franchise and other business owners

Louise is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand Inc. and the Law Institute of Victoria.