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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney

Odette Gourley

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Global Regulatory / Intellectual Property.




At the top of her game, Odette is not only leading the field, she’s changing the rules. With more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property, regulatory law and commercial litigation, Odette has acted in landmark cases that have redefined distinct areas of trademark and patent law. Her track record includes major cases for leading companies in IP-driven sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology, fast moving consumer goods, food and beverages, manufacturing and services including media and communications, R&D, financial services, advertising and market research. In addition to her prowess as a litigator, Odette has expertise in all areas of regulatory and administrative law and is an expert in brand strategy, trademark portfolio management, marketing and advertising law, and product liability issues affecting regulated products. With a unique and deep understanding of the commercial drivers steering innovation, Odette assists her clients to realise opportunity.


Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand - Member and Invited Speaker Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand - Member and Invited Speaker International Trademark Association Member, Committee - Member and Invited Speaker Australian Corporate Lawyers Association - Member Copyright Society of Australia - Member Australian Information Industry Association - Member Australian Self Medication Industry Association - Member Law Council of Australia - Member College of Law - Invited Speaker University of New South Wales - Invited Speaker Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation - Councillor Obesity Australia Limited - Honorary Adviser Law Society of New South Wales - Member.


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Within: Leading individuals

Odette Gourley - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Within: Intellectual property

Corrs Chambers Westgarth renders ‘prompt and concise’ advice and the team is ‘excellent in terms of professionalism, business acumen and commerciality’; it recently welcomed high-profile litigation specialist David Fixler to its Melbourne office from King & Wood Mallesons. Also singled out is Odette Gourley, who is representing New York's Hospital for Special Surgery Pty in a passing off and misleading conduct action against Hospital for Specialist Surgery and related parties. In Melbourne, Kate Hay is recommended for Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and consumer law matters. She is handling a number of copyright, patent and design matters in the Federal Court and is supporting 'outstanding' practice head Stephen Stern to oversee Lundbeck’s longstanding claim against four generic companies over a drug patent.

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