Intellectual Property

The national and international reputation of our intellectual property lawyers and patent and trade marks attorneys means our team has received the highest recognition.

A winning team.

The IP & PTA team at Allens has, once again, topped the rankings on two key industry directories – a 'Gold' firm for trade mark enforcement and litigation in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review's WTR 1000, and a band one ranking for IP in the 2015 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific – the only firm to have been ranked band one for 13 consecutive years.

WTR 1000

WTR 1000 says that 'long a heavyweight in the Australian market, Allens… continues to turn up in the country’s most prominent IP cases. Seasoned litigators combine seamlessly with a team of trademark attorneys to offer the firm’s blue-chip international clients a truly integrated service spanning prosecution, enforcement, litigation and licensing'.


Streamlined and comprehensive service

Whether you're protecting a new idea or involved in a multi-jurisdictional dispute, you need advisers who can help with all facets of intellectual property law.

Our intellectual property practice gives you access to a streamlined service from some of the world's top intellectual property practitioners. We're known for our pragmatic, commonsense approach. For experience and credentials in the region, we're unmatched.

We combine the skills of our commercial and litigation intellectual property lawyers with those of our integrated Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys firm allowing us to offer a comprehensive intellectual property service. Our ability to provide seamless advice for the creation, commercialisation, management, protection and enforcement of our clients' intellectual property rights sets us apart from our competitors.

Experience you can count on

Our lawyers and attorneys have been at the forefront of changes to intellectual property law and are regularly consulted by the legal and business communities.

We've successfully acted for clients in major litigation proceedings relating to infringement of patents, trade marks, copyright and design rights, as well as breaches of confidence and information technology rights.

Our expertise also extends to undertaking investigations of intellectual property misuse, advising on anti-piracy programs and arranging searches for confiscation of infringing materials through customs and liaison with the Federal Police.

We've tackled legal issues arising in the new technologies environment such as Internet partnering arrangements, protection of domain names and privacy. We make full use of the range of additional technical qualifications of our team, which includes areas such as chemistry, biotechnology, engineering and computer science.

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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Read our IP Blog, Scintilla, which provides regular insights and analysis on intellectual property law.