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Intellectual Property (IP)

The business world increasingly realises that capitalising on intangible assets like intellectual property, new information technology solutions and know-how is as important as investing in physical assets

We assist our clients in understanding the challenges and opportunities surrounding intellectual property and information technology.

How we can help

Our multi-disciplined team has strong technical knowledge and experience spanning a wide range of industries. We act for clients in defence, energy, information technology, mining and agriculture.

We combine extensive industry experience with a fresh and innovative approach, to identify your options and create opportunities.

Our team also advises on agreements to license and commercialise IP developed during research collaborations between industry participants, Australian universities and government bodies.

Key services

  • Anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Audits and due diligence investigations on IP and IT rights
  • Business names
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off and trade mark infringement matters
  • Commercialisation of IP, including related licensing and royalty arrangements
  • Copyright
  • Defence and prosecution of trademark infringement proceedings
  • Defence of trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office
  • Domain name registration and protection
  • E-commerce, website development, hosting and maintenance issues
  • Know-how, trade secrets and confidential information
  • material transfer agreements
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Protection and enforcement of IP rights and IT rights, including dispute resolution and litigation and opposition proceedings
  • Brands, Trademarks and trade names
  • Protection and enforcement of rights, including dispute management and resolution and litigation

Our Intellectual Property (IP) Experts

Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams


Tim Swaine

Special Counsel

Rebecca Pereira

Senior Associate