Intellectual Property

Trade Marks

Protect and enforce your trade marks with top tier commercial legal thinking across your portfolio

Every business has a brand, and protecting trade marks and commercial reputation through a robust and systematised approach to trade mark clearance, filing and enforcement is essential in maintaining a competitive advantage.

KWM has Australia’s largest trade mark filing practice within a law firm, and the trade mark team provides a full-service practice, working with you to develop a strategic framework to protect your trade marks and offer regular support on searches and prosecution. Our mastery of the trade mark clearance, registration and enforcement life-cycle process allows us to achieve results and say “yes” where others may not.

Our household name clients regularly engage our IP team to provide proactive trade mark protection (trade mark clearance, trade mark prosecution, portfolio management) and enforcement (oppositions, non-use actions, disputes and litigation) advice and seek out our deep insight and top tier expertise due to our involvement in some of the largest and most complex trade mark disputes, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct actions and claims made by predatory competitors globally. We are experts at developing litigation strategies designed to secure the best litigation outcome for our clients, having regard to the clients’ commercial imperatives and objectives in each particular case.

IP can be at risk in one or more regions, KWM is on the ground with hands-on experience of how to manage and protect brands throughout APAC and the world. Our strong network of international associates and local counsel is available to ensure you receive seamless top tier service.

Recognition

  • Ranked Tier 1 Intellectual Property – Legal 500
  • Ranked Tier 2 Intellectual Property – Chambers
  • Ranked Gold Intellectual Property Enforcement & Litigation – World Trade mark Review 1000
  • Ranked Gold Intellectual Property Prosecution & Strategy – World Trade mark Review 1000
  • Ranked Tier 1 Intellectual Property Trade mark contentious & Patent contentious – IP Stars

TESTIMONIALS

King & Wood Mallesons once again defends its spot at the top of the rankings after a year of growth and success, having taken over a number of large IP portfolios. In terms of sheer volume of trademark filings, it remains unrivalled in the Australian market.

WTR

Renowned litigation team with extensive experience in patent, trade mark, and copyright disputes in both the domestic market and overseas through its global connections.

Chambers and Partners

Though the team handles the gamut of contentious and non-contentious IP work, recent highlights have demonstrated particular strengths in complex patent litigation in the pharmaceuticals and electronics sectors, and high-value and often long-running trade mark disputes.

Legal 500

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