Judicate Lawyers’ Intellectual Property & Technology Team takes great effort to understand clients’ businesses and the environments in which they operate. This helps us to tailor advice to meet your commercial objectives.
We act for a wide range of clients providing advice in the areas of copyright and registered design, trademarks, passing off and in patent enforcement and infringement.
Our lawyers have acted for leading Australian companies seeking to enforce registered designs, trademarks and patents as well as masterminding defences based upon non-user, fair dealing, invalidity, exhaustion, lack of innovation or inventiveness and non-user. Our clients have ranged from the manufacturers and sellers of leading Australian luxury plastic kitchen and homeware utensils to importers and retailers of high quality kitchen and bathroom benchtops and tiles.
We also advise on and draft licensing, royalty, publishing and user-rights agreements for a range of literary and musical artists including authors, musicians, book publishers and artists. We also advise businesses how to protect their business reputation against passing off, injurious falsehood, unfair competition, misleading or deceptive conduct and against comparison advertising.
Our team has expertise in obtaining urgent injunctive relief including obtaining Anton Piller orders and Mareva injunctions to freeze opponents’ assets. Our past experience in this area impresses upon us that our clients may require rapid advice on discreet issues. We have learned to make decisions in short spaces of time. We recognize the value of providing swift and robust solutions. Judicate Lawyers appreciates that simply owning IP is of little benefit unless it works for clients. That is our particular expertise. We work to drive maximum benefit for owners.