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Intellectual Property Disputes

Our experienced team has assisted Australian and overseas clients with a wide range of intellectual property disputes and litigation.

Intellectual property is one of a business's most valuable assets and our team recognises the need to act quickly to protect it.

We have advised our clients on issues including:

  • infringement of trademarks, designs and patents
  • common law reputation disputes including trade practices and competition claims
  • copyright infringement disputes and appeals from Patent Office and Trade mark Office decisions
  • disputes regarding domain names and the protection of confidential information.

Our team will provide sound strategic advice in relation to all stages of a dispute, from protection and enforcement strategies, to initiating proceedings, negotiating settlements or taking a matter to a trial or an appeal.

We have in-depth understanding of the Designs Act 2003, Trade Marks Act 1995, Copyright Act 1968
, Patents Act 1990, Circuit Layouts Act 1989
 and Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994.

Often surprise is the best tactic to protect your intellectual property. In some cases giving an infringer of your intellectual property notice of a claim gives them time to hide or destroy evidence and prejudice your case against them. In some cases it may be appropriate to make an urgent application to stop an infringer.

We have experience in making applications for Anton Pillar orders (also known as search order applications), applications for preliminary disclosure and applications for interim injunctions.

We help clients understand that if an injunction is issued the infringing conduct must be stopped immediately. 

We have acted in large and complex intellectual property litigation around Australia providing analytical advice within tight timeframes and often under difficult circumstances.

We have a proven track record of achieving excellent results for clients in intellectual property disputes.

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