Intellectual Property (IP) Law refers to the laws that protect brands, cultural products (such as music, film and publications), scientific inventions and other forms of innovation. Protecting, managing and commercialising IP assets has become crucial to the success of any business, both in Australia and to international clients seeking to establish operations in Australia.
It is important for any business to maintain its brand, and particularly important in Building and Construction Law where it is necessary to protect project designs and novel work from plagiarism. Businesses need to know how to protect their own trademarks, and trade in a manner that doesn’t infringe the trademarks of others. By neglecting their IP rights, businesses expose themselves to costly litigation, and the potential that they may lose what makes their brand unique. Individuals may also need to consider how they can protect their intellectual property, particularly those involved in the arts.
We can assist across many sectors including Federal and State Governments, health, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, education, technology, media, energy and resources.
We can assist on a number of IP matters including:
- Product licensing and commercialisation
- Negotiating and drafting strategic licensing and assignment agreements
- Trade mark and brand development, protection and management
- Design and patent licensing and enforcement
- Guidance on copyright law, enforcement of trade marks, and advice on patent disputes