Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Software
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Our lawyers have experience in identifying, registering and enforcing IP rights in Australia and overseas for our clients. We work with emerging, medium and large organisations and businesses to help them identify, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.
Our expertise covers the breadth of intellectual property law, including contentious and non-contentious assistance with digital assets, trade marks, branding, copyright, domain names and cybersquatting disputes, search engine optimisation, social media, confidentiality and classified information, registered designs, geographical indications for foods and wines, and plant breeder’s rights.
We assist clients in various industries to effectively manage their IP portfolios. This expertise includes:
Strategic management of trade mark and IP portfolios
Managing large and dynamic trade mark portfolios for various clients including clearance work for advertising and promotional campaigns and advising on branding strategies
Conducting due diligence investigations and IP audits
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Our relevant and notable experience includes:
Advising and conducting due diligence on the intellectual property portfolio of a client to support an IPO on the ASX, including the restructure and negotiation of agreements for the ownership of intellectual property
Advising and conducting due diligence on the intellectual property portfolio of a client to prepare them for selling their business
Conducting audits for various clients including reviewing processes in relation to the creation, exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights
Conducting portfolio reviews for clients to ensure that trade mark portfolios are streamlined and that only relevant trade marks continue to be renewed in various jurisdictions
Advising various companies on social media issues relating to misleading and deceptive conduct, privacy laws and unfair competition issues in search engine optimisation
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