Odette has, for more than 20 years as a partner, advised on and conducted litigation covering intellectual property, competition and consumer law, and regulatory law. This litigation has included landmark cases that have redefined areas of trade mark and patent law. Odette is also an expert on trade mark registration and portfolio management including clearance searches and advice, filing and prosecution of applications, portfolio management and oppositions.
Across the full range of IP (patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, trade secrets, passing off etc), Odette has conducted major cases for leading companies in IP-driven sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology, high technology, fast moving consumer goods, food and beverages, manufacturing and services including media and communications, R&D, financial services, advertising and market research.
Odette acts in significant competition and consumer law litigation including achieving a rare dismissal of ACCC anti-trust penalty and injunction proceedings in the marketing services industry. She advises on competition and consumer law compliance and training, clears advertising and marketing conduct, and acts in contested advertising and marketing disputes before industry bodies and the courts, relating to a wide range of goods and services.
Odette has expertise in all areas of regulatory and administrative law and is also an expert in privacy and data protection, freedom of information, product liability risk and recall, trade descriptions, the specific regulatory schemes for a number of industries including in the human health, animal and plant sciences, and consumer products and related regulation affecting manufacturers and importers.
Odette is a part of the International Trademark Association Enforcement committee, an invited speaker at the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and a panellist and chair at the Advertising Industry Jury.
Leading Lawyer - Band 1 - Life Sciences
Leading Lawyer - Band 2 - Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright and Intellectual Property: Patents
Leading Individual – Intellectual Property
Best Lawyer – Life Sciences Practice
Best Lawyer – Litigation
Best Lawyer – Biotechnology Law
Best Lawyer – Intellectual Property Law
Best Lawyer – Privacy and Data Security Law
Trade mark and Patent stars in Australia
Gold individual - enforcement and litigation
Extremely knowledgeable in resolving complex, large-scale infringement matters, Odette is a source of sound and timely legal advice...she is extremely patient about explaining the nuances of the Australian system to foreign clients.
The exceptional Odette provides technical and commercial advice of unparalleled quality
A big name in life sciences IP...our go-to person regionally and globally and strategically astute in really complex IP patent litigations.
Renowned for adept handling of complex IP litigation cases, and has particular expertise in patent infringement and trade mark validity proceedings. She has that mix of toughness, competence and empathy.
She has very good business acumen, is very proactive and keeps up-to-date with what is going on with your business. She has a lot of experience with regulators and pharmaceutical companies and is technically excellent.
She’s fantastic, very responsive and committed and with a thorough understanding of our business. I can just communicate my objectives and she will give an assessment of the likelihood of achieving them and of the risks.