Allens Patent &
Trade Mark Attorneys

Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys delivers a comprehensive patents, trade marks and designs service.

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What we offer innovators

We combine excellence and timeliness in the drafting of appropriate IP protection with a formidable enforcement team to provide you commercially valuable tools to open and maintain distance between you and your competitors.

Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys can help you with timely and cost-effective:

  • patent searching – novelty and freedom to operate;
  • trade mark searching;
  • infringement and validity advice;
  • drafting of patent specifications;
  • registered design applications;
  • brand advice;
  • patent and trade mark oppositions; and
  • IP portfolio management services.

Also, working closely with the Allens intellectual property team, we can offer you licensing and litigation services, together with all the other legal services essential to the successful creation, acquisition, commercialisation and enforcement of your intellectual property in Australia and overseas.  

At Allens, we offer an integrated service to define, monetise, protect and defend your patents, trade marks, registered designs, trade secrets and other know how. 

Our leading reputation

Our reputation is built on the quality of our people and our unique mix of legal, technical and commercial expertise.
Each of our patent attorneys has extensive experience and qualifications in specialised fields of technology – giving them essential insight into the key technical areas of your industries. We have particular expertise, gained by working as engineers and researchers in Australia and overseas, in the fields of:

  • biotechnology and pharmaceuticals;
  • computer science and internet applications;
  • applied physics;
  • general and mechanical engineering;
  • clean energy generation;
  • chemistry;
  • mining technology;
  • metallurgy and materials science;
  • agriculture and food science;
  • applied medical and veterinary sciences; and 
  • telecommunications.

Australia and beyond

We have patent and trade mark attorneys based in Melbourne and Sydney who also regularly work with Allens lawyers in all our Australian offices, as well as throughout Asia. We practice directly before the Patent Offices and Trade Mark Offices of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Overseas, our international network of professional connections ensures that you get the very best service in the management of your valuable global patent and trade mark portfolio. We act for many overseas clients and are members of, and maintain close links with, numerous international associations including AIPLA, AIPPI and APAA, enabling us to maintain best practice standards at the very highest level.

Allens Partners Good Design

Design Awards

Allens has formed a partnership with Australia's longest-standing and most prestigious awards for design and innovation, the Australian International Design Awards.

We are very proud to be an official Judging Partner, rewarding the creative effort of great design teams with the recognition that they deserve.

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Our associated law firm Allens operates in alliance with Linklaters LLP.