Intellectual Property

With the top five companies in the world being technology companies, intellectual property could not be more important to business today. IP should be an integral part of every organisation’s strategy, whether you identify as a technology company or not.

IP is a key strategic advantage in today’s business environment, making identifying, protecting, commercialising or litigating your intellectual property all the more important.

Aitken Partners’ IP team is a leading Australian IP practice helping organisations to identify, protect, acquire, divest, commercialise and litigate their IP assets both within Australia and internationally. With lawyers dual qualified in science, business and with real world business experience, we understand your business and the technological changes underway in your industry.

Team members include ranked lawyers in Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Managing IP’s “IP Stars” and Best Lawyers.

“A one-stop shop for IP issues” – Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific.

Best Lawyers lists IP team leader, Malcolm McBratney, as a leading Australian intellectual property lawyer. Managing Intellectual Property says Malcolm is ‘not only knowledgeable in the law, but also grasps the commercial implications of any action, quickly’ while World Trade Mark Review says Malcolm “has a remarkable grasp of the commercial implications of his work”.

Managing Intellectual Property cites Malcolm as someone who is “not only knowledgeable in the law, but [who] also grasps the commercial implications of any action, quickly”. As a recommended lawyer in the Asia IP Profiles, he received acclaim for his “expertise and responsiveness” and “fantastic client service”.

Our team can assist in the full range of intellectual property requirements including advice on :

  • Protection available for your IP;
  • Due diligence on and ownership of IP;
  • IP commercialisation and transactions;
  • IP litigation.

A representative sample of our team members’ recent experience include advising :

  • Di Bella Coffee on IP issues and the sale of its IP and other business assets to Retail Food Group;
  • Thomas Pink (a member of the LVMH Group) in a trade mark dispute with Victoria’s Secret’s teenager brand “PINK”;
  • Leo Pharma on IP, commercial and regulatory issues in relation to its pharmaceutical products;
  • A range of digital and creative start-up companies on IP ownership and commercialisation issues;
  • Penny and Z-Flex Skateboards on trade mark and IP issues; and
  • A film production company on its international feature film distribution agreement.