Monday, 23 July 2018

Donna Short

"I strive to be commercial, strategic and responsive to achieve the best outcomes for my clients."

Telephone +61 2 8915 1061
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My work with clients involves the entire IP life cycle from the initial innovation stage, IP protection and commercialisation and enforcement of rights. My areas of expertise also encompass privacy, technology and Australian Consumer Law issues.


My practice covers both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. I assist clients to enforce their IP rights by acting in opposition proceedings before IP Australia and in Federal Court proceedings. 


On the commercial side, I work with clients to identify and protect their IP and increasingly clients require assistance with IP transactions with a cross border element. I also carry out advertising compliance reviews for advertising campaigns.


In the privacy area, I have extensive experience with privacy projects and aiding clients with privacy compliance procedures and policies, as well as advising on data breach issues and reporting obligations. 

 

 

Qualifications

BEcon LLB – Macquarie University 

 

Donna has been recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific every year from 2017 to 2012


Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Intellectual Property 2018 and 2017


Listed as a Leading Commercial IP Lawyer in Doyles 2017 and as a Recommended Lawyer in Doyles Guide 2016 for Leading Commercialisation & IP Transaction Lawyers


Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) 


Committee member of the INTA Enforcement Committee


Member of the Copyright Society of Australia


Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)


Prior to joining Addisons in October 2017, Donna was a partner at Henry Davis York and the practice leader of the Intellectual Property team

 

Donna is ranked in the Chamber Global Guide 2018 for Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright and is noted for her extensive experience. One client reported to Chambers that “I feel her knowledge around intellectual property is excellent and that she provided exceptional advice in managing our risk.”


Donna is ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017 and is noted for her expertise relating to IP matters. Interviewees describe her as “extremely competent on complex and difficult issues”, remarking “She is very good at thinking on her feet, which helped us to achieve a very good outcome.”

 

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION

My work includes:

 

  • trade mark prosecution, rebranding projects and product launches
  • commercialisation and licensing of copyright, trade marks and patents
  • intellectual property litigation
  • trade mark opposition proceedings
  • domain name advice and disputes
  • advertising compliance reviews to check for IP and Australian Consumer Law issues
  • privacy advice including preparing privacy policies and consent documents, responding to access requests and preparing data breach notifications to the OAIC
  • preparing and negotiating a range of IT agreements
  • product labelling advice
  • product recalls
 

Qualifications

BEcon LLB – Macquarie University 

 

Donna has been recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific every year from 2017 to 2012


Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Intellectual Property 2018 and 2017


Listed as a Leading Commercial IP Lawyer in Doyles 2017 and as a Recommended Lawyer in Doyles Guide 2016 for Leading Commercialisation & IP Transaction Lawyers


Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) 


Committee member of the INTA Enforcement Committee


Member of the Copyright Society of Australia


Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)


Prior to joining Addisons in October 2017, Donna was a partner at Henry Davis York and the practice leader of the Intellectual Property team

 

Donna is ranked in the Chamber Global Guide 2018 for Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright and is noted for her extensive experience. One client reported to Chambers that “I feel her knowledge around intellectual property is excellent and that she provided exceptional advice in managing our risk.”


Donna is ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017 and is noted for her expertise relating to IP matters. Interviewees describe her as “extremely competent on complex and difficult issues”, remarking “She is very good at thinking on her feet, which helped us to achieve a very good outcome.”

 

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

BEcon LLB – Macquarie University 

 

Donna has been recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific every year from 2017 to 2012


Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Intellectual Property 2018 and 2017


Listed as a Leading Commercial IP Lawyer in Doyles 2017 and as a Recommended Lawyer in Doyles Guide 2016 for Leading Commercialisation & IP Transaction Lawyers


Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) 


Committee member of the INTA Enforcement Committee


Member of the Copyright Society of Australia


Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)


Prior to joining Addisons in October 2017, Donna was a partner at Henry Davis York and the practice leader of the Intellectual Property team

 

Donna is ranked in the Chamber Global Guide 2018 for Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright and is noted for her extensive experience. One client reported to Chambers that “I feel her knowledge around intellectual property is excellent and that she provided exceptional advice in managing our risk.”


Donna is ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017 and is noted for her expertise relating to IP matters. Interviewees describe her as “extremely competent on complex and difficult issues”, remarking “She is very good at thinking on her feet, which helped us to achieve a very good outcome.”

 

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
How the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact Australian business?
23/4/2018
The GDPR will overhaul data protection throughout the EU and enters into force on 25 May 2018. It has exterritorial reach beyond the EU, which could affect a large number of Australian businesses.
View Full Focus Paper
 

Qualifications

BEcon LLB – Macquarie University 

 

Donna has been recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific every year from 2017 to 2012


Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Intellectual Property 2018 and 2017


Listed as a Leading Commercial IP Lawyer in Doyles 2017 and as a Recommended Lawyer in Doyles Guide 2016 for Leading Commercialisation & IP Transaction Lawyers


Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) 


Committee member of the INTA Enforcement Committee


Member of the Copyright Society of Australia


Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)


Prior to joining Addisons in October 2017, Donna was a partner at Henry Davis York and the practice leader of the Intellectual Property team

 

Donna is ranked in the Chamber Global Guide 2018 for Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright and is noted for her extensive experience. One client reported to Chambers that “I feel her knowledge around intellectual property is excellent and that she provided exceptional advice in managing our risk.”


Donna is ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2017 and is noted for her expertise relating to IP matters. Interviewees describe her as “extremely competent on complex and difficult issues”, remarking “She is very good at thinking on her feet, which helped us to achieve a very good outcome.”

 

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION