Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Advisory, Intellectual Property, Technology, Trade Marks

Dianne is a highly experienced lawyer with a practice that covers intellectual property, procurement, privacy, consumer law, complex transactions, technology contracting and general commercial advising.

Her client base includes governments, international and Australian businesses in a range of industries, including entertainment, technology, health care and retail, and not-for-profit organisations. She is Past President of the Licensing Executives' Society for Australia and New Zealand, which is the peak professional body for experts in licensing technology and intellectual property.

What others say

"Recognised Lawyer, Intellectual Property"
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021, 2018


Trade mark case

Successful Federal Court trade mark case to win acceptance for registration of its trade mark by a European consumer goods manufacturer over opposition from its US rival.

Software agreements

Acting and advising on complex software development agreements, including those for IOT.

Brand protection

Registration, protection and licensing for a number of leading brands across different industry sectors including health, aged care, FMCG, fashion, broadcasting and entertainment and construction.

SaaS services

Contractual terms and regulatory advice for both providers and consumers of SaaS services.

Medical research institute

Licensing and commercial transactions, including data access and management, within multi-institutional research arrangements on behalf of a leading medical research institute.

Intellectual property protection

Technology transfer agreements and licensing of intellectual property, transfer of personnel and agreements for ongoing support for spin outs as new companies.