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Intellectual Property

Your intellectual property (IP) is a valuable business asset. In fact for some businesses, especially start ups, IP can be your primary asset. That’s why it’s so important that you take steps to protect it.

We can help you identify your IP, including assets that you might be unaware of. From there we can register and protect your IP, and enforce or recover your IP if necessary.

If you are expanding your operations, looking to import into Australia, or to export your product outside of Australia, we can advise you on international IP law so as to minimise your risk and maximise your commercial benefit.

We can draft and review licence and assignment agreements on your behalf. We can also help you consider related rights, such as the use of confidential information so that your business is fully protected.

Intellectual property can also be subject to various challenges. If you’re involved in a dispute in relation to a copyright, trade mark or design matter, we can provide advice, negotiate and work with the parties to achieve a commercial resolution. We have successfully represented clients in relation to various matters including passing off claims, misleading and deceptive conduct, trade marks and copyright.

Our expert advice covers:

  • Assisting businesses with expansion plans across Australia and internationally.

  • Initial establishment of a suitable corporate structure

  • Tax advice

  • Drafting applicable contracts

  • Regulatory compliance with franchise laws in Australia and internationally

  • Property leasing

  • Undertaking trademark applications in Australia and internationally

  • Sale/Purchase of business units or entire chains

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