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.

Services

  • 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

Experience

Anteo Diagnostics Limited (ASX:ADO)

Advising this ASX-listed global nano-technology company on intellectual property commercialisation, including trade mark advice and licensing arrangements.

Attune Hearing

Attune is Australia's largest privately owned audiology company. Advising on the acquisition of intellectual property for remote diagnosis of hearing deficiencies, against a contentious background and dispute regarding ownership of the technology.

Australian Floorstyle

Advising on intellectual property issues arising on restructure of the client’s business to a Co-Operative. Conducting trade mark applications and contentious trade mark opposition proceedings.

Barbeques Galore (Aust) Pty Ltd

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

Gerard Lighting Group

Sale of the client’s Diginet intellectual property, including a suite of brands and patents, to an internationally-backed private concern. Separately, advising on licensing agreements for Internet-of-Things technology for application in major street lighting infrastructure projects.

JCDecaux Australia

Advising on complex intellectual property ownership and licensing issues in the context of large infrastructure and services contracts with government, public transport providers and listed corporations. Protection of trade marks in Australia. Advising on a whole-of-business data audit and related privacy, security and data protection issues.

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.

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.

Sorterra Pty Ltd

End-to-end advice on the financing, licensing, commercialisation, ownership, and development of intellectual property for modular dry coal processing plants and the development of an x-ray module and other related technologies.

Yahoo!7

Branding and trade mark protection advice for Yahoo7!’s TV streaming and content delivery projects, including specific name availability and infringement advice.

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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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