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 and PTA team at Allens has, once again, topped the rankings in two key industry directories – a 'Gold' firm for trade mark enforcement and litigation in the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review's WTR 1000, and a band one ranking for IP in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific – in which Allens is the only firm to have been ranked band one for 16 consecutive years.

WTR 1000

WTR 1000 says that 'Perennial gold-tier member Allens remains a frequent fixture in many headline-grabbing infringement disputes… Behind the scenes, the firm is also managing the portfolios of some of the world’s marquee brands with confidence and acuity'.

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.