Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Software

Our commercial lawyers have demonstrated expertise and experience in all legal aspects of IP, IT and software. Keeping pace with advances in these areas is key for all businesses. 

We can advise and assist you in identifying, managing and protecting your business' valuable IP, IT and software assets, including advising in relation to applying for trade marks, patents and registered designs, and enforcing your copyright. We have close relationships with various patent attorneys who can prepare applications for registered protection in conjunction with advice we provide.

Our team regularly advises sellers, purchasers and developers of IT and IP products and services on all aspects of contracts, including ensuring compliance with relevant laws such as competition, consumer protection, privacy and telecommunications legislation. We can also prepare and review the full suite of contracts involving IP and IT issues, including licence, maintenance, support, distribution, reseller, commercialisation and procurement agreements. We have acted for many software and IT companies in major M&A transactions, with a particular focus on companies in the mining and energy sector.

Our lawyers are regular speakers for industry bodies and at Universities on IP and IT issues.

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