Intellectual property

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Market-leading advice for new and existing businesses on all aspects of the protection, commercialisation, exploitation and management of intellectual property

We offer a leading team of intellectual property lawyers and patent attorneys many of whom have scientific or technical qualifications, including information technology, engineering, chemistry and life sciences.


  • IP protection, advisory and management - trade mark, patent and design registration; IP portfolio management; trade mark, patent and design clearance searching and registrability advice; freedom to operate searches and advice; IP infringement and validity advisory services
  • IP commercialisation - IP due diligence; licensing and technology transfer transactions; research commercialisation; R&D service agreements; technology distribution (OEM and consumer based distribution licensing arrangements)
  • IP disputes - cease and desist letters; patent and trade mark oppositions in Australia and New Zealand; patent, trade mark, design and copyright litigation


HopgoodGanim was proudly ranked as a Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm by Doyle's Guide 2018, 2019 and 2020 (Queensland).

HopgoodGanim was also ranked as a top IP Prosecution and Strategy firm by World Trademark Review 2018 and 2019.

Exceptional outcomes

Advised Cryptsoft on a multi-faceted technology transaction which involved a global inbound OEM software and intellectual property licence to one of the world’s top ten banks.
Chrysos Corporation / Acting for Chrysos Corporation in the acquisition and licence of IP assets from CSIRO, including a suite of trade marks and patents. Chrysos was obtaining a technology transfer from CSRIO for the purpose of it commercialising the matter on a worldwide basis. We acted for Chyrsos on the transaction, including negotiating a complex Technology Licence and Assignment Agreement, Share Subscription Agreement, Shareholders Agreement and a Scientific Services Agreement.
Forbes LLC / HopgoodGanim has spearheaded Forbes LLC’s trade mark prosecution in Australia across a broad set of goods and services. We were able to strategically file a set of divisional applications and supporting evidence in order to overcome several complex hurdles in examination. The prosecution matter spanned a number of years, but has been successful in recently achieving registration for the client.
Nvidia Corporation / Acting for Nvidia Corporation (the world’s largest designer of graphics processing units) in the management and prosecution of its Australian IP portfolio, including the trade marks for its market leading GeForce and Tegra product lines.
Rumble Creative / Acted for Rumble Creative & Media on the trade mark prosecution and strategy aspects for the Ugly Xmas RashyTM, Australia's answer to the Ugly Xmas Sweater. This involved performing clearance searches in multiple jurisdictions and filing and prosecuting a large number of applications.

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