Intellectual property & trade marks
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.
We extract the maximum benefit from your intellectual property assets through effective protection, management and commercialisation. Our team advises organisations of various sizes, from start-ups, established (ASX listed) businesses and government and research institutions, across a range of industries including biotechnology and life sciences, information technology, resources and agriculture.
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.
A number of our lawyers have worked for major telecommunications operations, while others have qualifications and experience in science and health.
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.
To find out more, contact Belinda Breakspear
Global portfolio management
Managing the global trade mark portfolios for a number of well-known brands including one of the world’s largest travel agency groups, spanning more than 75 countries.
Providing pre-eminent Australian businesses with strategic advice on the development of new brands and brand protection globally.
Licensing, transfer and assignment of intellectual property
Assisting clients with Australian and cross-border licensing agreements, assignments and transfers.
Privacy compliance and advice
Advising clients on Privacy Act and Spam Act compliance.
Franchising compliance and advice
Advising franchisors on intellectual property protection, preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents and compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct.
IP audits and due diligence
Advising on complex chain of title issues and intellectual property audits.
Domain name complaint proceedings
Acting in UDRP and auDRP domain name complaint proceedings.
Opposition and infringement
Acting in trade mark oppositions and intellectual property infringement matters both in Australia and internationally.
International referring firms
Representing many international referring firms and their clients in IP protection, enforcement and infringement matters in Australia.