Terri Janke and Company
Charisma Cubillo has been employed by Terri Janke and Company, an indigenous-owned and managed law firm in Australia, since 2018. As a Larrakia (an Aboriginal Australian people in Darwin) woman, Cubillo has always been interested in indigenous-related issues. Her study of indigenous people in international law as part of her law degree acted as a catalyst for her interest in pursuing a career in IP. At Terri Janke and Company, Cubillo assists various indigenous clients with their legal enquiries. She presented “IP Food for Thought: Intellectual Property and Protecting Indigenous Bushfoods” at the Merinj Kaatdijin Aboriginal Food Knowledge Forum in Albany, Western Australia, in November 2019 and has conducted workshops for the law firm. Cubillo is a member of the New South Wales Aboriginal Law Council and the Torres Strait Regional Authority, an Australian government body established to strengthen the economic, social and cultural development of the peoples of the Torres Strait area.