Odette Gourley


Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Quay Quarter Tower
50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: +61 2 9210 6066

Email: odette.gourley@corrs.com.au
Web: www.corrs.com.au

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 IP Society of Australia and New Zealand, and a panellist and chair at the Advertising Industry Jury.

As Australia continues its shift to a service-led economy, businesses face continual legislative changes.

Intellectual property laws are adapting to this rapidly changing environment, both locally and internationally, particularly as Australian patent law continues to align with European standards.

Our highly experienced and globally-connected intellectual property (IP) team works collaboratively with companies to ensure they are protected here in Australia and around the world. We work with your teams to preserve your organisation’s ideas, products, services, ensuring you make the most of the commercial opportunities open to your business, no matter where you operate.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm.

We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues.

With more than 175 years of history and a talented team of over 1000 people, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Our fundamental ambition is the success of our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do.

We advise on the most significant global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide our clients with the right team for every engagement. We are also at the forefront of some of the most high-profile public international law matters in our region, assisting governments and corporations with the resolution of highly complex cross-border disputes.

We are the firm of choice for many of the world’s most significant organisations, with our people consistently recognised for providing outstanding client service and delivering exceptional results.

“Renowned for adept handling of complex IP litigation cases, Odette Gourley has particular expertise in patent infringement and trade mark validity proceedings. She has that mix of toughness, competence and empathy.”
Chambers & Partners