IP Disputes & Enforcement

IP Disputes & Enforcement - Australia

Integrated expertise in IP disputes and enforcement

Intellectual property (IP) law is hotly contested and continually evolving. In IP disputes, it pays to have experience on your side. To help you manage disputes and develop a successful national or global strategy, our lawyers employ their first-class technical and scientific backgrounds.

Our team offers integrated IP management, advisory and litigation experience. We cover all aspects of IP law (both contentious and non-contentious) and have extensive experience in representing clients in all Australian courts at all levels and before IP Australia.

Managing disputes across industries

We advise clients in a range of industries including electronics, engineering, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, media and entertainment, chemical, food and beverages, agrichemicals, marketing financial services, and IT.

Our expertise in intellectual property disputes and enforcement covers:

  • Patent litigation
  • Copyright and design
  • Trademarks
  • Domain names
  • Collective licensing disputes
  • Comparative advertising disputes
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct claims
  • Protecting and recovering confidential information
  • Regulatory issues.

Our team has been involved in many of Australia's landmark IP cases. Our experience of IP disputes and enforcement includes representing the Australian Football League and Telstra Corporation in their initial court hearing, and a successful appeal before the Full Court of the Federal Court against Optus and its parent company Singtel Optus. This was a landmark copyright case concerning breaches of copyright in relation to Optus’ TV Now service.

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