Our team

“Having a dedicated team of experienced trade mark attorneys who focus purely on trade mark matters means that we can provide specialist advice and assistance to help safeguard our clients’ valuable brands.”

Louise heads up our specialist Trade Marks Team and has many years of experience in the management of international trade mark portfolios for clients in a wide range of industries (with particular expertise in the wine industry).

Louise has been named as a leading trade mark professional for prosecution and strategy work in the World Trade Mark Review 1000 (since 2014), and she has also been listed as a trade mark “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey (since 2014).

Louise works with clients to secure, manage and defend their trade mark registrations in Australia and overseas.  Louise’s practice includes: advising on trade mark availability and providing filing advice tailored to the relevant business, considering available options for overcoming objections raised during the trade mark examination process, preparing responses to adverse examination reports, and representing clients in relation to trade mark opposition and non-use cancellation proceedings.

Louise commenced practice in intellectual property in 2000.  Louise spent five years working as an intellectual property/commercial lawyer for a large Australasian law firm and over 18 months working at intellectual property firms in London.  Louise joined Madderns in 2007 and was promoted to Partner in 2009.

Louise has a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University (1999) and a Master of Laws specialising in intellectual property law from Melbourne University (2009).

Louise is a member (and past Chairperson) of the South Australian Committee for the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ). 






  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney
  • Master of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts


  • Trade Marks


  • IPTA (Fellow)