Louise is a Principal in our Corporate Advisory and Franchising Team with expertise in commercial law and a particular focus on franchising, intellectual property and privacy law.

Louiseā€™s practice focusses on providing practical and commercially sensitive advice about franchising, intellectual property and privacy related matters to both national and international corporations, franchisors and franchisees.

Particular Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

  • Advising on branding issues
  • IP due diligence
  • Trade mark applications, renewals and transfers within Australia and international jurisdictions
  • Strategic advice on trademark registration issues
  • Trade mark oppositions
  • Non-use and revocation applications in Australia and New Zealand
  • Advising and drafting IP licenses Industry Experience – Intellectual Property

Franchising

  • Corporate structuring and asset protection advice
  • Strategic advice in establishment of franchise systems
  • Drafting franchise agreements and disclosure documents and key facts sheets
  • Franchising Code of Conduct advice
  • Conducting franchise transactions
  • Advice regarding unfair contract terms
  • Pre-purchase due diligence and strategic advice for prospective franchisees
  • Business acquisitions and sales

Privacy Law

  • Privacy law audits
  • Drafting privacy policies, website policies and notifications
  • Developing training courses on privacy

Qualifications/Admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Monash University
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Chair of the Franchise Council of Australia Legal Symposium Committee
  • Member of the Victorian Women in Franchising Committee since 2019