Intellectual Property

Know how and intellectual property is a significant asset in today’s digital world, so businesses need to understand how to identify, protect and commercialise it. ClarkeKann Intellectual Property is geared towards anticipating and meeting our clients’ legal services needs, whether it’s advising on the registration and commercialisation of intellectual property or taking action against the infringement of intellectual property rights.

Acting for clients across a range of industries, from media and advertising, software and digital technologies, to research, manufacturing and resources, our lawyers are across the increasingly rapid growth in new technologies and the impact for clients in areas such as privacy, data security and social media.


  • Acquisition and disposal of IP assets
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Copyright and designs
  • IP disputes
  • IP structuring and licensing
  • Patent advice and new technologies
  • Trademarks and brand protection
  • Trade practices, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct


Anteo Diagnostics Limited

Advising on intellectual property commercialisation, including trademark advice and licensing arrangements.

Barbeques Galore (Aust) Pty Ltd

Managing a large, international trademark portfolio, including advising on applications, oppositions, and contentious matters.

Giant Bicycles

Advising on the enforcement of patent rights for one of the world's largest bicycle manufacturers.

Jobadder Pty Limited

Advising this specialised software company on software licensing, sale of business assets, expansion into the United States, corporate restructuring, privacy and social media risks, and recent capital injection by Seek Limited to take up a substantial equity position in the Jobadder group.

Laser Clinics Australia

Advising on trademarks and intellectual property protection.


Advising the largest Australian owned and managed lift company on the successful defence of patent infringement claims by a third party competitor regarding proprietary lift technology.

Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

Managing a large, international trademark portfolio for the second largest magazine publisher in Australia, and advising on online and digital publishing issues.

RP Data

Advising on trademark registrations in Australia and New Zealand and privacy issues.

beIN Sports (formerly Setanta Sports Australia)

Advising on copyright infringement, content licensing, regulatory and consumer issues, including for Setanta's online delivery platform, Setanta Sports Plus.

Our team



Partners, Steven Cardell and Paul O’Dea were recently listed in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession - Leading Property and Real Estate Lawyers – Brisbane 2016. To make this list requires feedback from various sources but most importantly our clients. We thank our clients for that valuable input and look forward to assisting in your continued property growth.  VIEW MORE


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