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 by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm in Queensland, 2018-2020 and was also ranked as a top IP Prosecution and Strategy firm by World Trademark Review 2018-2021. The head of our Intellectual Property practice, Hayden Delaney, is named in The Best LawyersTM in Australian 2021 for Intellectual Property Law. 

Exceptional outcomes

For The Record / Advised For The Record (FTR) on their successful patent applications for Blockchain Verified Recordings, which included the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications at the Australian and United States Patent Offices. The invention relates to a system and method for ensuring the integrity of a recording using blockchain technology. 
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 & Media Pty Ltd / Acted for Rumble Creative & Media Pty Ltd 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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