Mary Still is an experienced commercial litigator, and one of Australia's best known intellectual property lawyers. 

With over 30 years' litigation experience, she acts for clients in commercial litigation matters and specialises in litigation relating to infringement of trade marks, patents, designs and copyright as well as passing off, breach of confidentiality and breaches of the Trade Practices Act.  She also advises a range of clients on broadcasting issues.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Sharman Networks Ltd (KaZaA Litigation): Acting for Sharman Networks Ltd in litigation brought by the music industry concerning peer-to-peer programs and the sharing of sound recordings over the internet.  This was the first Australian case to give detailed consideration to the application of copyright law to the internet and was one of the largest copyright infringement cases in Australian history.

 

Seven Network: Advises Seven on a range of broadcasting and intellectual property issues relating to the network, particularly matters relating to trade marks and copyright.  She also assisted Seven in the negotiation of a number of Olympic and sport-related sponsorship agreements.

 

CA Inc: Acting for CA Inc in an allegation of infringement of copyright in CA's Datacom software against ISI Pty Limited arising out of the sale of the ISI product 2BDB2.


CSR: 
Successfully acted for CSR Limited in proceedings where CSR's name and trade mark had been appropriated by a cybersquatter.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Sharman Networks Ltd (KaZaA Litigation): Acting for Sharman Networks Ltd in litigation brought by the music industry concerning peer-to-peer programs and the sharing of sound recordings over the internet.  This was the first Australian case to give detailed consideration to the application of copyright law to the internet and was one of the largest copyright infringement cases in Australian history.


CA Inc: 
Acting for CA Inc in an allegation of infringement of copyright in CA's Datacom software against ISI Pty Limited arising out of the sale of the ISI product 2BDB2.


CSR: 
Successfully acted for CSR Limited in proceedings where CSR's name and trade mark had been appropriated by a cybersquatter.


Lufthansa: 
Acted  in relation to a demand by Air Services Australia alleging copyright infringement and a breach of the Trade Practices Act.


Sandoz Pty. Limited (formerly Biochemie Australia):
 Acted for Sandoz (formerly Biochemie) in an action for a preliminary injunction and for a finding or infringement in the Australian component of a global wave of patent litigation concerning one of the world's top selling prescription pharmaceutical products.

See Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Sharman Networks Ltd (KaZaA Litigation): Acting for Sharman Networks Ltd in litigation brought by the music industry concerning peer-to-peer programs and the sharing of sound recordings over the internet.  This was the first Australian case to give detailed consideration to the application of copyright law to the internet and was one of the largest copyright infringement cases in Australian history.

 

Seven Network: Advises Seven on a range of broadcasting and intellectual property issues relating to the network, particularly matters relating to trade marks and copyright.  She also assisted Seven in the negotiation of a number of Olympic and sport-related sponsorship agreements.


Burberry Limited: 
Has successfully developed anti-counterfeiting strategies in Australia for Burberry and acts for Burberry against infringers of the Burberry Trade Mark in Australia.


CA Inc: 
Acting for CA Inc in an allegation of infringement of copyright in CA's Datacom software against ISI Pty Limited arising out of the sale of the ISI product 2BDB2.


Pharmacare Laboratories Pty. Limited:
 Advises Pharmacare, one of Australia's largest suppliers of over the counter health & beauty products, on a wide variety of matters involving infringement of trade mark and copyright as well as breaches of the Trade Practices Act.

 

Lufthansa: Acted  in relation to a demand by Air Services Australia alleging copyright infringement and a breach of the Trade Practices Act.


Sandoz Pty. Limited (formerly Biochemie Australia): 
 Acted for Sandoz (formerly Biochemie) in an action for a preliminary injunction and for a finding or infringement in the Australian component of a global wave of patent litigation concerning one of the world's top selling prescription pharmaceutical products.

 

Trade Mark Prosecution Group:  Mary is also the partner in charge of this group which is responsible for all matters relating to the registration of trade marks including applications, renewals, oppositions and non-use applications.

See Intellectual Property

Patents

Sandoz Pty. Limited (formerly Biochemie Australia):  Acted for Sandoz (formerly Biochemie) in an action for a preliminary injunction and for a finding or infringement in the Australian component of a global wave of patent litigation concerning one of the world's top selling prescription pharmaceutical products.

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Advertising and Marketing

Seven Network: Advises Seven on a range of broadcasting and intellectual property issues relating to the network, particularly matters relating to trade marks and copyright.  She also assisted Seven in the negotiation of a number of Olympic and sport-related sponsorship agreements.

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Trade Marks

Seven Network: Advises Seven on a range of broadcasting and intellectual property issues relating to the network, particularly matters relating to trade marks and copyright.  She also assisted Seven in the negotiation of a number of Olympic and sport-related sponsorship agreements.


Burberry Limited: Has successfully developed anti-counterfeiting strategies in Australia for Burberry and acts for Burberry against infringers of the Burberry Trade Mark in Australia.

 

Pharmacare Laboratories Pty. Limited: Advises Pharmacare, one of Australia's largest suppliers of over the counter health & beauty products, on a wide variety of matters involving infringement of trade mark and copyright as well as breaches of the Trade Practices Act.

 

CSR: Successfully acted for CSR Limited in proceedings where CSR's name and trade mark had been appropriated by a cybersquatter.


See Trade Marks

Copyright

Sharman Networks Ltd (KaZaA Litigation): Acting for Sharman Networks Ltd in litigation brought by the music industry concerning peer-to-peer programs and the sharing of sound recordings over the internet.  This was the first Australian case to give detailed consideration to the application of copyright law to the internet and was one of the largest copyright infringement cases in Australian history.


Seven Network: 
Advises Seven on a range of broadcasting and intellectual property issues relating to the network, particularly matters relating to trade marks and copyright.  She also assisted Seven in the negotiation of a number of Olympic and sport-related sponsorship agreements.

 

Burberry Limited: Has successfully developed anti-counterfeiting strategies in Australia for Burberry and acts for Burberry against infringers of the Burberry Trade Mark in Australia.

 

CA Inc: Acting for CA Inc in an allegation of infringement of copyright in CA's Datacom software against ISI Pty Limited arising out of the sale of the ISI product 2BDB2.


Pharmacare Laboratories Pty. Limited:
 Advises Pharmacare, one of Australia's largest suppliers of over the counter health & beauty products, on a wide variety of matters involving infringement of trade mark and copyright as well as breaches of the Trade Practices Act.


Lufthansa: 
Acted  in relation to a demand by Air Services Australia alleging copyright infringement and a breach of the Trade Practices Act.

See Copyright

Investigations and Crisis Management

Mary is currently advising a major Australian company in connection with allegations, by the Australian Federal Police, of bribery and corruption of foreign officials.

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