Catherine Macneil

Focusing on front end and contentious IP matters, Catherine’s approach is influenced by her experience in academic research projects from biochemistry to IP law. Catherine is well-regarded for her adaptability and attention to detail and her genuine interest in her clients' business. As Catherine will attest, there is simply no room for a ‘one size fits all’ approach – each case is unique and handled in the context of the client’s expectations and commercial needs.

Title: Lawyer & Trade Marks Attorney

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours),
Bachelor of Law


As a seasoned IP practitioner, Catherine has worked with local and international clients from individuals and SMEs, to large multinationals on a wide range of IP matters from brand selection, clearance and strategy, to protection and enforcement of rights.

She also has considerable experience handling a range of commercial matters, including confidential information, licensing agreements, manufacture and distribution agreements and co-existence agreements.

Prior to joining Watermark, Catherine worked as a research fellow at the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and she has also conducted lab-based research into sub-cellular signalling of viral proteins as an honours student at Monash University.
c.macneil@watermark.com.au {tag_career highlights link}
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