Carla Degenhardt

Passionate about new technology and working with innovative thinkers, Carla is commercially discerning and focused. Across the spectrum from strategy and commercialisation to enforcement, Carla’s attitude of critical enquiry leads to outcomes that are value driven and risk controlled. She enjoys nothing better than an elegant solution to a complex challenge.

“I help clients derive the greatest benefit from their IP using the business acumen gleaned from working within one of the world’s largest resource companies and legal strategy gained from extensive litigation and commercial experience.

Title: Director & Lawyer

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Bachelor of Laws, Master of Business Administration (in progress)

Carla and her team represent clients in actions regarding patent infringement and invalidity; copyright infringement, ownership and subsistence; trade mark infringement and ownership disputes; breaches of confidence; misleading and deceptive conduct claims as well as patent and trade mark oppositions.

“Successful investment in anything innovative requires focus on how competitive advantage can be achieved and maintained beyond the short term. Without doubt, IP is a key part of the equation. I help clients convert technical successes into commercial triumphs by asking the right questions and taking a truly commercial approach that’s grounded in my extensive experience in both private practice and in-house IP roles.

“Clients can expect realistic, practical advice about how their IP can be effectively leveraged and creative solutions that are specifically tailored to the individual needs of their business.”

c.degenhardt@watermark.com.au {tag_career highlights link}
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