Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Without a vehicle for commercialisation a good idea is just a good idea.  And without the proper protection, there’s nothing to stop your good idea becoming someone else’s success.

As world markets become more competitive, knowing what to do with your intellectual property and how to protect it is becoming increasingly more difficult and essential.

We are recognised for our expertise in intellectual property:

“McCullough Robertson is my first pick as it provides top-tier service at reasonable price point, which relates to value.” - Managing Intellectual Property Handbook

“...probably the best commercial IP practice in town.” - Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal profession

The firm is also listed as a leading Asian practice in the 2015 Asia IP Profiles.

Our clients know that our intellectual property lawyers will extract the maximum benefit from their intellectual property assets through effective protection, management and commercialisation.

Our multi-disciplinary team advises organisations of various sizes, from start-up through to large, established (ASX listed) businesses and across a range of industries including biotechnology and life sciences, information technology, resources and agriculture.

We also advise public sector organisations such as universities, government bodies and research institutions and many of our lawyers hold dual qualifications in science, life sciences, health and information technology.

We take a holistic and strategic approach to achieve solutions and outcomes that are as unique and creative as your ideas and your intellectual property.

We combine focused intellectual property knowledge with comprehensive corporate and commercial legal expertise to cover all commercial intellectual property issues including business structuring, contract and commercial issues, regulatory and trade practices issues, due diligence, commercial transactions, venture capital and private equity and capital.

We also act for franchisors, providing a full range of services including advice on intellectual property protection, preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents, compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct and disputes.

Some of our lawyers have worked for major telecommunications operations, others have qualifications and experience in science and health.

What they all share, is a passion for the sector and a genuine desire to achieve the best commercial outcomes for clients.