Our primary concern is to provide comprehensive intellectual property advice that protects our clients’ interests.
Our Intellectual Property Group works with clients to take early and effective action to protect the engine room of their business before issues arise. We also assist our clients with effective dispute resolution strategies followed up by litigation, if necessary, as an important part of protecting their intellectual property.
We advise clients across a range of sectors, including animation, new media, information technology, construction, wine, clothing, advertising, publishing and finance. We advise them in the following areas:
With business becoming increasingly global, we have forged relationships with specialist law and patent attorney firms both in Australia and overseas so that we can protect our clients’ intellectual property wherever and whenever the need arises.
We also published an in-depth review of Australia's legal framework governing intellectual property and trade marks in the latest Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Trademarks guide.
19 April 2023 - Knowledge
We look at the set of principles used by the High Court in Self Care IP Holdings Pty Ltd v Allergan Australia Pty Ltd  HCA 8 to assess ‘use as a trade mark’ and ‘deceptive similarity’ in an infringement claim.
21 March 2023 - Knowledge
Recent policy and regulatory updates in China and Australia highlight key strategies that will impact cross-border collaborations and investment, particularly in the technology sector, throughout 2023 and beyond.
19 January 2023 - Knowledge
In this special edition, we explore ways in which the public sector can navigate through some of the risks and threats facing government this year.
09 November 2022 - Knowledge
In this article, we provide an overview on trade mark ownership and how it is important to maintain control if a third party user is involved.
10 October 2022 - Knowledge
An overview of how Commonwealth entities may effectively handle and manage its intellectual property.
26 July 2022 - Knowledge
A Queensland District Court decision illustrates the danger of homeowners ‘shopping around’ for house plans and builders, and the difficulties the owners of copyright in those house plans face in recovering damages from a breach of copyright.
27 April 2022 - Knowledge
We provide a step-by-step overview on how to identify, protect, and manage Intellectual property rights.
23 March 2022 - Knowledge
Two recent Federal Court cases illustrate very different circumstances in which injunctions – one a temporary injunction restraining unjustified threats of infringement and one a permanent injunction – were considered appropriate.