Expertise

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

IP assets form a large and valuable proportion of your total business assets. We assist you in identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting these assets.

Intellectual property ("IP") comprises traditional intellectual property such as patents, trade marks, registered designs, copyright, circuit layouts and plant breeder’s rights and the broader areas of domain names, business names, confidential information, trade secrets and know-how.

Our clients recognise that IP assets form a large and valuable proportion of their businesses' total assets. They look to us to assist them in identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting their IP assets.

Related to IP is information technology, incorporating internet-based environments which impact virtually every business. The information technology ("IT") industry is a rapidly and constantly developing and highly diverse industry.

Our team is experienced in advising on intellectual property law and the implications of technology on both their businesses, operations and future goals.

Expertise

  • providing businesses with IP audits so they can identify, protect and maximise the value of their IP assets
  • advising start-ups, early stage businesses and mature stage innovators on the most suitable forms of corporate and business structuring
  • advising investors in IP ventures
  • advising on the protection of intellectual capital including traditional IP and confidential information, trade secrets and misuse by (former) employees and others of that intellectual capital
  • IP and IT commercialisation, including licensing
  • Trade mark and domain name registration and protection
  • computer and high technology licensing and other contracts
  • software development agreements
  • maintenance and support agreements
  • terms of trade for online applications and platforms, including terms tailored to particular methods of operation for e-commerce websites
  • privacy law including online data security
  • advising in relation to infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off matters
  • e-commerce and IT issues involving formation of contract questions, jurisdiction issues, breaches of IP rights, etc
  • disputes and cyber squatting

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