Katrina Crooks

合伙人Principal


  • Overview

    As a partner in Shelston IP’s dispute resolution team, Katrina assists clients to protect their valuable intellectual property, and to deal with claims made by other parties against them.

    Katrina’s approach is to provide clear, commercially minded guidance to seek to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Katrina has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property including patent and trade mark infringement claims, patent and trade mark oppositions and revocations, copyright and design disputes, passing off and misleading conduct cases, misuse of confidential information, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting strategies and domain name issues.  She represents clients in Federal Court litigation and before IP Australia in contentious matters relating to a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial and electronic equipment, building and construction, and fast moving consumer goods. She also deals with contentious matters in the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office.  Katrina also has expertise in areas complementary to intellectual property such as advertising and media law, and some regulatory matters.

    Bringing to bear her qualification as a patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand, Katrina works closely with our patent teams on contentious patent matters to provide the best possible combination of technical and legal expertise. Katrina has a strong international IP background. She spent many years working in a leading intellectual property litigation practice in Dublin, Ireland, where much of her practice was focused on the thriving Irish pharmaceutical industry. During this time she gained valuable experience in the European intellectual property system and the intersection between national litigation and EPO proceedings. She also has a number of years experience in highly regarded New Zealand firms, where she regularly appeared in the New Zealand High Court to advocate for her clients. She has acted in a number of multi-jurisdictional IP disputes around the world, and is well accustomed to working as part of an international team of attorneys.

    Katrina is also the Partner responsible for our firm’s pro bono and corporate responsibility efforts. She has been an active member of relevant professional organisations, and previously sat on the New Zealand Law Society Intellectual Property Committee which provides submissions on law reform issues in the intellectual property field.

    Qualifications

    • Master of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
    • Admitted as Irish Solicitor (non-practising)
    • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand).

    Associations

    • Law Society of New South Wales
    • Law Society of New Zealand
    • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Member, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
    • Non-resident member, New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.
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  • As a partner in Shelston IP’s dispute resolution team, Katrina assists clients to protect their valuable intellectual property, and to deal with claims made by other parties against them.

    Katrina’s approach is to provide clear, commercially minded guidance to seek to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Katrina has extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property including patent and trade mark infringement claims, patent and trade mark oppositions and revocations, copyright and design disputes, passing off and misleading conduct cases, misuse of confidential information, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting strategies and domain name issues.  She represents clients in Federal Court litigation and before IP Australia in contentious matters relating to a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial and electronic equipment, building and construction, and fast moving consumer goods. She also deals with contentious matters in the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office.  Katrina also has expertise in areas complementary to intellectual property such as advertising and media law, and some regulatory matters.

    Bringing to bear her qualification as a patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand, Katrina works closely with our patent teams on contentious patent matters to provide the best possible combination of technical and legal expertise. Katrina has a strong international IP background. She spent many years working in a leading intellectual property litigation practice in Dublin, Ireland, where much of her practice was focused on the thriving Irish pharmaceutical industry. During this time she gained valuable experience in the European intellectual property system and the intersection between national litigation and EPO proceedings. She also has a number of years experience in highly regarded New Zealand firms, where she regularly appeared in the New Zealand High Court to advocate for her clients. She has acted in a number of multi-jurisdictional IP disputes around the world, and is well accustomed to working as part of an international team of attorneys.

    Katrina is also the Partner responsible for our firm’s pro bono and corporate responsibility efforts. She has been an active member of relevant professional organisations, and previously sat on the New Zealand Law Society Intellectual Property Committee which provides submissions on law reform issues in the intellectual property field.

    Qualifications

    • Master of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
    • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
    • Admitted as Irish Solicitor (non-practising)
    • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand).

    Associations

    • Law Society of New South Wales
    • Law Society of New Zealand
    • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Member, The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
    • Non-resident member, New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.