Asia-Pacific Australia Intellectual Property
1AllensIntellectual Property2023 | Band 1 |Allens maintains an acclaimed practice with expertise across the full range of IP issues, including commercialisation, contentious and regulatory matters spanning trade mark and patent infringements and transactional matters. The team's patent experience covers life sciences and technology matters, and the practice has a strong track record working with leading multinational corporations, particularly in the media and advertising sectors. The firm offers leading expertise in the areas of copyright, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting. Notable clients include Sony Music Publishing, Football Australia and Airbnb.
- Herbert Smith FreehillsIntellectual Property2023 | Band 1
2Corrs Chambers WestgarthIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2 |Corrs Chambers Westgarth has a well-established practice adept at handling contentious and non-contentious matters for global and domestic clients, dealing with both domestic and cross-border cases. The team has a strong focus on the protection of patents and trade marks, with extensive expertise in life sciences and pharmaceuticals as well as high technology and energy and natural resources. Corrs Chambers Westgarth has strong expertise in branding and trade mark portfolio management, particularly on behalf of prominent international companies, and has additional expertise in handling false or misleading advertising litigation. Notable clients include Cartier, Ferrari and University of Melbourne. 2Gilbert + TobinIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2 |Gilbert + Tobin is notable for its breadth of skills, advising on transactional and contentious copyright, design, patent and trade mark issues. The team serves an impressive range of both local and global corporations, and is especially known for its prominence in the technology and media sectors, where it advises on gaming, software and online systems. It also possesses expertise in areas as diverse as mining and healthcare. The team is particularly well regarded for its ability to assist clients on IP litigation, and is notably active of late on appellate work. Gilbert + Tobin offers comprehensive skills on IP transactions including issues of royalty and distribution fee disputes, as well as advertising and regulatory compliance. Notable clients include REC Solar, State Street Global Advisors and Stellantis.
- AshurstIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2
- Baker McKenzieIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2
- Clayton UtzIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2
- King & Wood MallesonsIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2
- MinterEllisonIntellectual Property2023 | Band 2
3DLA Piper AustraliaIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3 |DLA Piper has an impressive team with a strong focus on transactional matters and contentious and non-contentious IP. It serves a clientele comprising major pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, as well as investors. The team draws on a strong global network that can provide jurisdictional expertise across multiple practice areas, and is able to assist multinational corporates with their brand management and enforcement strategy across the Asia-Pacific region. DLA Piper acts for major brands on global portfolio management, in addition to advertising and marketing issues. Notable clients include ResMed and AirTrunk. 3Jones DayIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3 |Jones Day fields this Australian branch of a global IP practice, which leverages the firm's wider international expertise in cross-border prosecution, licensing and litigation matters. It has a strong reputation for its handling of contentious patent matters, especially in the life sciences arena, where the team is singled out for its scientific knowledge and expertise. Its impressive client list comprises many well-known, international pharmaceutical companies which it assists with the protection of patents covering key high-value drugs and treatments. Jones Day also advises clients in the technology field on copyright, trade mark, breach of confidence and design matters. Notable clients include Chevron Corporation, ToolGen and Bristol Myers Squibb.
- Banki Haddock FioraIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3
- Bird & BirdIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3
- Davies Collison CaveIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3
- Griffith HackIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3
- Norton Rose FulbrightIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3
- Simpsons SolicitorsIntellectual Property2023 | Band 3
4K&L GatesIntellectual Property2023 | Band 4 |K&L Gates is recognised for its full-service, globally integrated IP practice that offers patent attorney service as part of the integrated team. It has experience in handling a number of Federal Court disputes involving patents, trade marks and registered design infringement claims. The team also offers expertise in trade mark rebranding, protection strategies and portfolio management. It possesses notable strength within the fashion industry, both locally and internationally, and is highly active in the domestic sports sector. Notable clients include Jellycat, Cricket Australia and Sleeping Duck.
- MaddocksIntellectual Property2023 | Band 4
- Spruson & Ferguson LawyersIntellectual Property2023 | Band 4
5GadensIntellectual Property2023 | Band 5 |Gadens is a well-known national firm that frequently assists clients on trade mark matters, as well as offering additional expertise with regard to copyright and patent issues. The firm advises on contentious and non-contentious matters across a diverse range of industries such as technology, sports, healthcare, and retail. Notable clients include Blackberry, Unyoked and Prene Bags.
- AddisonsIntellectual Property2023 | Band 5