Chrystal Dare

Special Counsel

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Chrystal has over 12 years’ experience as an intellectual property litigator and advisor, and specialises in copyright, trade marks, misleading conduct, designs, domains and international issues in IP (including GIs and parallel imports) across sectors including the arts, technology, luxury goods/fashion and wine.

During her career, Chrystal has protected some of the world’s most iconic trade marks, including Lucky Strike, Esky, Caterpillar’s CAT, Evian, Cadbury purple and the Dom Pérignon shield. She has also worked with a range of luxury goods clients including Hermès, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.

Chrystal’s work in the wine and spirits sector has included protection of geographical indications including Champagne, Cognac and Scotch Whisky, among other GIs.

Chrystal sits on the board of the peak body for galleries and art museums in Victoria and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV), which represents over 50 metropolitan and regional galleries/museums state-wide. She is also a member of the Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de Ia Vigne et du Vin (the International Wine Law Association or AIDV), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).