Monday, 18 December 2017

Donna Short

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

Telephone +61 2 8915 1061
Facsimile +61 2 8916 2000
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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 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
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
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Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
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Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
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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 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
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
MORE INFORMATION
Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
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 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
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
MORE INFORMATION
Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
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 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
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
MORE INFORMATION
Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
MORE INFORMATION