My experience, gained through advising on intellectual property and privacy issues in Australia and Ireland, has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the commercial needs of my clients in a range of jurisdictions and particularly cross border matters.
I advise clients on all aspects of intellectual property, from brand protection to enforcement as well as on privacy, technology and Australian Consumer Law issues.
I act for clients in a range of industries such as food and beverage, health, media, financial services and technology, from start ups to ASX listed companies and multinationals.
I partner with my clients to ensure that they can identify and secure their intellectual property rights and to protect their intellectual property rights from infringement.
Privacy is becoming increasingly important for businesses in all sectors. I advise on privacy compliance issues as well as data breach notifications.
Prior to joining Addisons in October 2017, I worked at Henry Davis York for almost 10 years and before that, in leading commercial law firms in Ireland for 8 years.
BBLS – University College Dublin
LLM (Commercial Law) - University College Dublin
Qualified Irish Trade Mark Agent and European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and in New South Wales
Rising Star Intellectual Property 2016 and 2017 Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
Recommended for Intellectual Property – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, 2015 and 2014
Committee member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
Member, International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Member, the Copyright Society of Australia
Member, the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of New South Wales
Committee member, Ireland Funds Australia , Young Leaders
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.