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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

IP is categorised into:  

  • Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and 
  • Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and those of broadcasters in their radio and television programs.

It is essential that the IP of your business is protected. Often this can be one of the most valuable assets of a business.

Our team are experts in providing advice to clients on all aspects of intellectual property law and regularly act on behalf of clients to register and protect their intellectual property. This includes facilitating the establishment of copyright, licenses, trademark protection, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, patent applications and employment contracts.  

We have conducted cases in various jurisdictions both in Australia and overseas to protect our clients IP assets when they have been challenged. Our team is here to protect your valuable business assets.

The Ferguson Cannon Lawyers Business Services team will clearly outline our fee structure and will provide you with a fixed quote.