Catherine Sedgley is a Senior Associate within Coleman Greig's Commercial Advice team. Having assisted clients across a wide range of commercial legal areas, she has developed a particularly high level of experience and practical knowledge in Intellectual Property, Branding and Franchising law.
Alongside her ability to assist clients with matters relating to Branding and Franchise law, Catherine is extremely well-versed in all aspects of Australian and International Trade Mark law, and recognises the critical importance of brand owners securing the correct level of organisational protection within the context of their franchise networks.
Catherine is very hands-on and detail-oriented throughout her interactions with clients, and enjoys advising parties on issues relating to misleading and deceptive conduct, as well as niche matters linked to domain and business names. As such, she is highly experienced in assisting with the preparation, drafting, interpretation and enforcement of all types of franchise documents.
Catherine is both Coleman Greig's key representative for dealings with the Franchise Council of Australia, and is an active member of the Intellectual Property of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) Trans-Tasman Committee.
In her spare time, Catherine is involved in the sport of dragon boating, and has represented New South Wales since 2012. She has similarly represented Australia at the Asian Championships in 2014, as well as the World Dragon Boat Championships in 2015.