intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property.

We advise on all intellectual property issues. We work with you to identify, develop, manage and implement IP protection and enforcement strategies to leverage your IP assets and ensure you have the necessary registrations in place.

We specialise in IP portfolio management, including creation, exploitation and protection of all types of IP, including trade marks, patents, copyright, designs, database rights, trade secrets and know-how.

Trade marks

In recognition of your valuable brand portfolio, we offer innovative, commercially focused and practical advice to help you protect and manage your trade mark assets. This includes trade mark application drafting, trade mark application prosecution and registration of trade marks in Australia or overseas. We also manage your trade mark portfolio on an ongoing basis, keeping track of relevant dates, including renewals. We have experience in managing large global trade mark portfolios and also act for IP attorneys and law firms based overseas, assisting in the protection of their clients’ rights in Australia.

Bespoke trade mark services include:

Domain names

We recognise that an effective domain name programme can help mitigate the risk of domain name piracy and enhance the value of your asset portfolio. Our team provide a comprehensive range of domain name services including:

We also have experience in dealing with cybersquatters and typosquatters.

Copyright

We assist businesses in protecting their copyright. Our experience includes the enforcement of copyright works of fashion designs, databases, literary and artistic works, software and more. We also advise on the c ommercialisation of copyright including drafting and implementation of copyright assignments and licences.

Commercialisation of intellectual property

We have extensive experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating intellectual property transactions and advising on the forms of intellectual property agreements which help to maximise value in intellectual property, including collaboration, development, commercialisation, joint venture and distribution and supply agreements. We provide exploitation advice, licensing and deal support on all intellectual property aspects of corporate and finance transactions. We also draft effective assignments of intellectual property rights to ensure they are properly transferred in transactions such as sales of business, joint ventures and corporate restructures.

Our services include carrying out due diligence investigations, negotiating and drafting the intellectual property aspects of transactional documents, management of employees and independent contractors via confidentiality agreements and intellectual property procedures, intellectual property assignments, restraints of trade and intellectual property audits.

Disputes

Our intellectual property litigators have experience in a range of intellectual property disputes, including confidential information and trade secrets, passing off, trade mark infringement, domain names and cybersquatting disputes. This includes advice on validity and enforceability of third-party rights and contentious intellectual property work, such as resolving disputes with competitors and enforcing rights against infringers.

We take a robust approach to managing intellectual property disputes, whether it be to protect valuable intellectual property or otherwise cajole a co-existence arrangement.

Due diligence and audits

We assist clients in conducting intellectual property audits of their businesses to identify intellectual property gaps, assist intellectual property management and identify conduct that may potentially infringe third party rights. We also conduct intellectual property due diligence in relation to potential acquisition targets.

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