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Advising emerging and existing businesses on all aspects of the protection, commercialisation, exploitation and management of their valuable intellectual property

We are one of only a few Australian law firms offering both intellectual property lawyers and Patent attorneys which means we advise fully on the most complex IP matters spanning trade marks, patents, designs, copyright and plant breeder’s rights. With significant domestic and international experience, we advise start-ups, large enterprises and government bodies on all aspects of the protection, commercialisation, exploitation and management of their IP.

Several of our IP lawyers and patent attorneys also have scientific or technical qualifications, including information technology, engineering and chemistry. Together, we have the capability to:

  • prepare and draft patent, design and trade mark applications and to advise on patent, design and trade mark prosecution, domestically and internationally;
  • assess the validity of intellectual property rights, including advising on patent novelty and inventiveness;
  • commercialise intellectual property, including conducting IP due diligence, licensing transactions and the most complex public/private collaboration and research agreements; and
  • enforce your intellectual property rights or to vigorously defend claims brought against your business.

Exceptional outcomes

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.
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. HopgoodGanim 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.
HopgoodGanim spearheaded Forbes LLC’s trade mark prosecution in Australia across a broad set of goods and services. The move reflects a global strategy to ensure that Forbes trade mark registrations cover new forms of media. 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 has now been successful in achieving registration for the client.
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.
Acted for Rumble Creative & Media (AUST) Pty Ltd on the trademark 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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