JWS appoints Corrs IP star as new partner

Chrystal Dare played a leading role in the landmark rights deal involving the Aboriginal flag

JWS appoints Corrs IP star as new partner

Johnson Winter Slattery (JWS) has welcomed Corrs Chambers Westgarth IP star Chrystal Dare as a partner.

Dare joins JWS’ Melbourne office with more than 15 years of experience as an IP litigator and adviser. She focuses on matters involving copyright, trademarks, misleading conduct, designs, domains, geographical indications. She is also a specialist in global IP matters across the technology, FMCG, health, energy and resources, arts, and luxury goods sectors.

Her copyright advisory and dispute resolution experience extend to digital platforms and emerging technologies. She has also tackled traditional copyright in art, photographs, and literary works. 

JWS said that Dare “has protected some of the world’s most well-known international trademarks and a wide range of significant Australian brands.” She played a leading role in the landmark deal involving the assignment of rights in the Aboriginal flag to the Commonwealth, acting for artist and rights-holder Harold Thomas.

Dare has advised and spoken on First Nations IP issues and the emerging area of Indigenous cultural and IP, both locally and internationally. She is a member of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria as well.

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