intellectual property and technology law

The firm is recognised as a leading Western Australian practice in intellectual property and in technology and telecommunications.

We provide cost-effective, strategic advice to our clients regarding the commercial development, management, exploitation, defence and enforcement of a broad range of intellectual property rights.

Our work in this area extends to:

  • advice on the commercial development and implementation of branding and product and service protection, including strategies for patenting inventions and obtaining and enforcing copyright, trademarks, registered designs and confidential information

  • working with patent and trade mark attorneys to assist with applications for the registration of trademarks and patents

  • strategic use of litigation and administration proceedings, brand protection and  market protection strategies to gain competitive advantages

  • advice and representation in infringement litigation, either for the enforcement or defence of intellectual property rights

  • review and preparation of licensing and restricted use agreements regarding both intellectual property and information technology, including software, database systems, provision of services and associated equipment

  • advice on confidentiality obligations and duties, restraints of trade and competition law issues

  • conduct of due diligence, drafting and completion of sale of business agreements