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.
31 January 2019 - Knowledge
The ACCC has moved to allow an Australian-based charity to register certification trademarks that show that financial institutions’ and fund managers’ investments are tobacco-free.
15 January 2019 - Knowledge
As we head into 2019, creators should be aware of recent changes to the duration of copyright protection in Australia, primarily with respect to unpublished works.
22 March 2018 - Knowledge
Using terms in your branding that have a ‘descriptive’ quality i.e. that do not distinguish your product from other traders, can later be problematic when you want to stop other traders from using...
21 December 2016 - Knowledge
Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd  FCA 1503 (Roadshow) On Thursday 15 December 2016, the Federal Court ordered Australias largest internet service providers (ISPs) to block the st...
24 August 2016 - Knowledge
IP Australia has recently announced that there will be several changes to its fees for the intellectual property rights that it administers. These changes are to be reflected in amendments to the relevant IP regulations....
29 June 2016 - Knowledge
How can I lawfully use someone’s public image? Media outlets and advertisers are coming under increasing scrutiny over the unauthorised use of the public image of celebrities...
08 June 2016 - Knowledge
Choosing a brand name for your new business or product line is not an easy task these days. Research is the key - but you need to know what you are searching for.
01 June 2016 - Knowledge
Who owns the copyright to your plans? Know where you stand - If a person commissions an architect or a builder to draw architectural plans for them in accordance with their own “mud map” designs, and even if there is not much additional design input into the drawing of the architectural plans, the architect or the builder will own those plans...