IP Law

IP Law Services


Intellectual property is a significant asset in business and our aim is to achieve the best possible commercial result for our clients.

In litigious matters, this could mean adopting a robust and aggressive style or, alternatively, a conciliatory stance to achieve a commercially desirable settlement. Below are the IP Law Services we offer at Spruson & Ferguson.

IP Litigation & Dispute Services

Our litigation work includes court proceedings to restrain and/or defend actions for:

  • the infringement of trade marks, copyrights, domain names, patents or designs
  • breaches of Parts IV and V of the Trade Practices Act 1974 such as misleading or deceptive conduct where others have adopted similar trade marks, products, or packaging
  • breaches of confidence or disclosure of trade secrets
  • challenging the validity of monopoly rights to enable clients to manufacture and sell products or use trade marks that they would otherwise be prevented from selling or using

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Our Commercial Transactions and Advice Services

Our clients pursue a variety of commercialisation strategies to achieve the most from their innovations. This is reflected in the range of advisory and transaction services we provide, which include:

  • structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements relating to R&D, franchising, licensing, joint ventures, sales and distribution
  • advice on developing strategies and processes to optimise creation, management, protection and exploitation of IP
  • formation of start-up and spin-off companies
  • facilitating relationships between start-up companies and investors
  • advice on investment readiness for high-technology companies
  • advice on the regulation of technology products
  • performing due diligence and IP audit services

In association with the broader expertise available within Spruson & Ferguson, we have assisted clients to optimise their management of IP by ensuring frameworks are in place to:

  • identify new IP as early as possible align IP strategy and R&D planning with corporate objectives
  • assess the potential for IP protection and, where relevant, to avoid potential obstacles that might be posed by third party rights train and educate staff to be aware of the importance of IP in the further development and commercialisation of their research.

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