Intellectual Property, Technology and Cyber Security

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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, technology and cyber security lawyers, many of whom have scientific or technical qualifications, including information technology and life sciences. We understand the complex intersection between the law and technology, and the importance of cyber security preparedness and data breach responses. We regularly advise Australian businesses, and international businesses who seek to serve Australian customers, on practical solutions for protecting and managing information assets and complying with their privacy obligations.


  • IP protection, advisory and management - trade mark, patent and design advice; 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; IP 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, 2018-2023 and as a Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2023. The firm was also ranked as a top IP Prosecution and Strategy firm by World Trademark Review 2018-2023. 

World Trademark Review: "Over at independent legal and advisory firm HopgoodGanim Lawyers, clients and foreign associates can count on 'a team of practitioners who care about what they do. Every file is treated like a child – attention is paid, instructions are carried out. When issues arise, these are pointed out in advance. There is a personalised service which is lacking among many other firms.' Popular with tech companies in particular, the excellent Hayden Delaney leads the group and ensures that all advice meets the standard of being 'succinct, comprehensive and provided in a timely manner'."

The head of our Intellectual Property practice, Hayden Delaney, is named in The Best LawyersTM in Australian 2021-2023 for Intellectual Property Law. From the World Trademark Review, he holds a Silver rank in the Prosecution and strategy category and is recommended in the Transactions category. 

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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