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Melinda Kastanya

Senior Associate

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Melinda is a Senior Associate in our Intellectual Property and Comeptition team.
Melinda’s key areas of practice are Commercial and Intellectual Property law.   
 
Melinda’s experience also includes dealing with competition and consumer law issues, privacy and data protection. 
 
Melinda works with clients in a diverse range of industries across both the private and public sector including technology, life sciences, agriculture, and mining.  
 
Recently, Melinda spent five years with Virgin Australia Airlines as Corporate Counsel. Whilst at Virgin Australia Airlines Melinda was the lead in-house counsel on a number of multi-million dollar procurement and outsourcing arrangements together with being the key contact for the engineering department and for intellectual property and consumer law issues.  Melinda’s experience as in house counsel makes her uniquely positioned to understand business drivers and the needs of her clients.  She prides herself in providing concise, commercial advice in a useable format tailored to her cleints.
 
Melinda’s experience includes:
  • advising on a range of transactional, commercial  and regulatory matters
  • advising on IP rights, protection, acquisition and licensing 
  • advising client’s on strategic brand protection especially in the areas of new technologies and social media
  • drafting and advising a broad range of event and sponsorship deals
  • working with Australian and International client’s to set up international distribution and manufacturing arrangements
  • drafting and advising on commercialisation agreements
  • advising public and private sector client’s on privacy law compliance, and
  • general contract, commercial and corporate law.
 
Melinda Kastanya  

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