Services

Intellectual Property

Who we are

We are one of Australia’s leading national IP practices.

We provide an “end to end” IP offering, from the identification and protection of our clients’ IP, through to the resolution of complex IP disputes.

With our partners recognised in leading directories including The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Doyle’s Guide, Best Lawyers, WTR 1000 and IAM Patent 1000, we have a passion for client-driven success.

What we do

We help our clients protect, manage and enforce their IP across a broad range of technological areas.

We assist clients with complex IP issues, provide sound, focused advice and routinely manage cutting-edge IP disputes, applying our deep industry experience and a robust litigation strategy.

We cover the spectrum of IP issues, with a focus on patents, copyright, trade marks, breach of confidence, Australian Consumer Law issues and IP licensing.

Our expertise includes:

  • Trade mark filing, brand protection and portfolio management
  • Patent, trade mark,  copyright and trade secret litigation
  • Australian Trade Marks Office and Australian Patent Office oppositions and hearings
  • IP commercialisation, licensing and acquisition/disposal
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law
  • Privacy Act compliance.

Recent projects

  • Acting for digital advertising market leader Rokt in a ground-breaking appeal to the Federal Court of Australia from the Patent Office. The case is  concerned with whether a computer implemented digital marketing platform discloses patentable subject matter.
  • Managing global trade mark filing programs for Kora Organics, Miranda Kerr and Finder.com.
  • Acting and ultimately obtaining a favourable settlement for Indian generic pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy’s in patent infringement and revocation proceedings in the Federal Court involving the drug palonosetron.
  • Acting on behalf of the major music labels, Sony, Universal and Warner in their successful application to be joined to Copyright Tribunal of Australia proceedings concerning the licensing scheme between collecting society PPCA and Foxtel for certain rights to use music owned by the major record labels.

Services

Commercial Disputes