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Trademarking & Patent Law

Our experienced team of intellectual property (IP) lawyers are accustomed to providing our clients with the most up to date branding and trademarking advice and related services.  Our tailored legal approach is accentuated by strong relationships with trademarks and patent attorneys in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The group is headed up by Gavin McInnes who holds degrees in Intellectual Property and Law.  Together with the IP team Gavin is able to assist with a range of trademarking related matters including:

Trademarking services

  • TM Headstart applications to check the likelihood of getting your trade mark registered
  • Trademark searches and investigations
  • Trademarks applications in national and international jurisdictions
  • Assisting and responding to requests from Trademark examiners
  • Protecting Trademarks by removing infringements in Google Adwords
  • Trademark infringement advice and legal actions to protect the holders of valid marks

Patent services

  • Patent searches
  • Advice on confidentiality strategies relating to patents
  • Drafting of preliminary applications in Australia and international jurisdictions
  • liaising with specialist patent attorneys to finalise and register patents
  • Patent infringement advice and legal actions to protect the holders of patents

What is a trade mark?

A trade mark is used to distinguish the goods and services of one trader being an (individual, company or trust) from those of another.

Australian trade mark law is based on the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth), which is administered by IP Australia, an Australian government agency within the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources.

A trade mark is a right that is granted for a word, phrase, letter, number, logo, picture, sound, smell, shape or packaging.  A registered trade mark is legally enforceable and gives you exclusive rights to commercially use, licence or sell it for the goods and services that it is registered under.

For more information on trademarking please click here.

What is a patent?

A patent is a right that is granted for any device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive, and useful.

A patent is legally enforceable and gives you (the owner), exclusive rights to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention.

For more information on patents please click here.