Australia: New partner bolsters Corrs' national intellectial property team
Last Updated: 5 June 2015

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has welcomed the appointment of highly respected intellectual property lawyer, Kate Hay, to our partnership.

As a rising star in IP, Kate's appointment to partner will significantly strengthen Corrs' complex patent litigation capability.

Kate has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law and is widely regarded for her patent work. She is an expert in large multi jurisdictional litigation and has advised in court proceedings involving patent infringement and revocation matters, trade mark, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, copyright and design matters.

Kate's experience covers a wide variety of industries including pharmaceutical, medical devices, computer technology and software, mining, energy, automotive, fashion and consumer goods.

Corrs partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO said the appointment reflected the firm's ambitions to be recognised as a true leader, with depth of partners with acknowledged expertise in the IP space.

"Corrs continues to attract the market's best to its partnership," Mr Denton said.

"We warmly welcome Kate to our national market leading IP practice. Kate's highly specialised expertise will be an asset to the team and ensure we remain a market leader for complex patent litigation."

Kate will be based at Corrs' Melbourne office. She joins Corrs from Griffith Hack.

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