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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
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
So you want an Australian Online Wagering Licence? This is what you need to know
09 August 2018
Online wagering is permitted, except for online in-play betting on sports and betting on the outcome of lotteries.Online wagering is regulated at each of the Federal and the State/Territory levels of government. Wagering operators must comply with the gambling laws of each State/Territory. These laws contain restrictions on various aspects of the gambling business conducted by the wagering operator. These include restrictions which apply to advertising, the provision of services to minors and other harm minimisation practices.
MORE INFORMATION
Servcorp gets served by the ACCC
08 August 2018
The ACCC is on a winning streak in the unfair contract terms arena. Following on from its victory last year over JJ Richards, the ACCC has brought successful proceedings in the Federal Court against two entities in the Servcorp Group (Servcorp) under those same unfair contract term provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
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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 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
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
So you want an Australian Online Wagering Licence? This is what you need to know
09 August 2018
Online wagering is permitted, except for online in-play betting on sports and betting on the outcome of lotteries.Online wagering is regulated at each of the Federal and the State/Territory levels of government. Wagering operators must comply with the gambling laws of each State/Territory. These laws contain restrictions on various aspects of the gambling business conducted by the wagering operator. These include restrictions which apply to advertising, the provision of services to minors and other harm minimisation practices.
MORE INFORMATION
Servcorp gets served by the ACCC
08 August 2018
The ACCC is on a winning streak in the unfair contract terms arena. Following on from its victory last year over JJ Richards, the ACCC has brought successful proceedings in the Federal Court against two entities in the Servcorp Group (Servcorp) under those same unfair contract term provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
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
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
So you want an Australian Online Wagering Licence? This is what you need to know
09 August 2018
Online wagering is permitted, except for online in-play betting on sports and betting on the outcome of lotteries.Online wagering is regulated at each of the Federal and the State/Territory levels of government. Wagering operators must comply with the gambling laws of each State/Territory. These laws contain restrictions on various aspects of the gambling business conducted by the wagering operator. These include restrictions which apply to advertising, the provision of services to minors and other harm minimisation practices.
MORE INFORMATION
Servcorp gets served by the ACCC
08 August 2018
The ACCC is on a winning streak in the unfair contract terms arena. Following on from its victory last year over JJ Richards, the ACCC has brought successful proceedings in the Federal Court against two entities in the Servcorp Group (Servcorp) under those same unfair contract term provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
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
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
So you want an Australian Online Wagering Licence? This is what you need to know
09 August 2018
Online wagering is permitted, except for online in-play betting on sports and betting on the outcome of lotteries.Online wagering is regulated at each of the Federal and the State/Territory levels of government. Wagering operators must comply with the gambling laws of each State/Territory. These laws contain restrictions on various aspects of the gambling business conducted by the wagering operator. These include restrictions which apply to advertising, the provision of services to minors and other harm minimisation practices.
MORE INFORMATION
Servcorp gets served by the ACCC
08 August 2018
The ACCC is on a winning streak in the unfair contract terms arena. Following on from its victory last year over JJ Richards, the ACCC has brought successful proceedings in the Federal Court against two entities in the Servcorp Group (Servcorp) under those same unfair contract term provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
MORE INFORMATION