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Anna Sharpe

Com­mer­cial, IP & Technology, Cyber

With over 25 years expe­ri­ence I am respect­ed transna­tion­al intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy and data pro­tec­tion lawyer. I act in trans­ac­tions in which areas of intan­gi­ble assets play a key role and how they inter­act with pri­va­cy laws. I appear in lists of the Best Lawyers of Aus­tralia pub­li­ca­tion and fea­tures in Doyle’s Guide Lead­ing Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Lawyer Rank­ing. I am also the co-author of the Thom­son Reuters’ pub­lished texts Com­put­er Con­tracts Prin­ci­ples & Prece­dents and Rennie’s Inter­na­tion­al Com­put­er and Inter­net Con­tracts and Law.


  • Com­mer­cial
  • Intel­lec­tu­al property
  • Infor­ma­tion technology
  • Media & enter­tain­ment laws

Practice & Industry Sectors

  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection & Security
  • Technology Law


Recent matters in which I have been instructed included mandatory data breach scheme compliance, international trademark licences, alliance product launches, e-publishing agreements, cloud computing contracts, pay television program deals, database licensing arrangements, and merchant acquirer transactions.

Roles, memberships, and education

  • State chair (Qld) of the Law Council of Australia’s Intellectual Property Committee
  • Master of Laws degree
  • Postgraduate qualifications in corporate governance through Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member, Intellectual Property Committee (Business Law) Law Council of Australia
  • Trademark Unit Lecturer, Master of Intellectual Property, QUT.

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