Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

In recent years the laws protecting IP have become increasingly complex, as markets converge and globalise.
We can assist clients with a whole range of issues in this area including the following:


  • research and development
  • software development/customisation
  • software licences
  • maintenance and support
  • systems integration
  • turn key agreements
  • escrow agreements
  • outsourcing/managed services
  • hardware procurement
  • customer resource management arrangements


  • on-line contracting
  • on-line tendering
  • e-business
  • ASP (Application Service Provider) arrangements
  • web site development
  • linking and framing issues


  • trade mark registration and protection
  • design registration and protection
  • business name registration and protection
  • domain name registration and enforcement
  • intellectual property development agreements
  • copyright advice
  • acquisition and disposal
  • assignment and licensing of intellectual property
  • infringement claims/dispute resolution
  • moral rights advice


  • business structures
  • joint ventures and syndicates
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • confidentiality agreements
  • due diligence
  • compliance
  • warranty and indemnity issues
  • non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements
  • sponsorship agreements
  • privacy
  • consumer protection


  • agency and licensing agreements
  • manufacturing arrangements
  • product endorsement

We also work closely with patent attorneys in relation to intellectual property searches and registration.