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.
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.
17 November 2021 - Knowledge
We look at a recent Federal Court decision that confirms using another company’s logo for parody or satirical purposes does not constitute copyright or trade mark infringement.
16 June 2021 - Knowledge
In a recent decision on 4 May 2021, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) found that a geographical indication application for “Prosecco” originating from Italy would be granted, and an opposition by an Australian manufacturer would fail on all grounds.
12 May 2021 - Knowledge
The Federal Court has ruled that the Australian politician had infringed copyright of a popular Twisted Sister song in a jingle for the United Party Australia ads at the last federal election.
06 April 2021 - Knowledge
eSports is a booming industry, however, many of the legal issues surrounding eSports are in their legal infancy. In this article, we consider some of the applicable intellectual property rights and their application for both developers and professional gamers.
16 December 2020 - Knowledge
We discuss the impact of Brexit on EU and UK trade marks in the lead up to 1 January 2021, including an overview of key dates and procedures.
29 September 2020 - Knowledge
From 1 October 2020, IP Australia will increase fees for online and paper trade mark applications and for hearings through phone, video or in person.
06 May 2020 - Knowledge
Last month, the Full Federal Court handed down its decision in the Bega v Kraft saga that has revolved around the ownership and use of the ‘trade dress’ of the peanut butter formally sold by Kraft. The decision of the Federal Court in the first instance was upheld.
22 April 2020 - Knowledge
We outline some practical steps brand owners should take and be weary of when riding out the COVID-19 storm. Plus a discussion of recent trade mark disputes concerning Australian brand owners.
17 March 2020 - Knowledge
This article addresses the implications that Brexit may have on your intellectual property rights in the European Union.