Whether it’s your startups brand name, logo, trade secrets or other distinctive element that differentiates you from your competitors,
we’re here to protect it. Your startup’s intellectual property is your most important asset as it will determine your future growth and
the value of your startup. Fortunately, there are various ways you can safeguard your startup’s IP, including copyright, confidential
information, trademarks, and patents.
It is vital to understand what constitutes intellectual property, how it can be used and how it can be protected. Our savvy commercial
lawyers can inform you on what constitutes intellectual property and can talk you through your options to ensure that your startup is
Our commercial lawyers protect your startup’s brand by helping you to register trademarks, giving you the exclusive rights to distinctive
elements such as your startup’s name.
Our intellectual property lawyers have a widespread understanding and vast experience when it comes to trademark laws and have
successfully lodged numerous trademark applications.
Copyright protects creative arts. It gives the artist exclusive rights to reproduce, publicly display, perform, and create derivatives of
their work. In addition, copyright enable the artist to financially gain from their work, and prohibit others from doing so without the IP
artist’s permission. Copyrights however protect how an idea is expressed, not the idea itself.
Protects an invention from being made, sold, or used, for a period of time. Unlike trademarks, a patent is not considered patented unless it
has been applied for an approved by IP Australia’s patent office.
Where required we liaise with patent attorneys with the appropriate technical background to file and prosecute patent applications on
behalf of clients.
Our commercial lawyers handle all aspect of design applications, from searching, registration, examination, oppositions and
As part of our services we are able to offer our clients assistance with freedom to operate searches, patentablity and registrability
advice, infringement and validity advice.
Allied Legal advises on all aspects of IP enforcement and develops strategies to protect your IP rights. We handle litigation
matters in all jurisdictions and assist in negotiating the resolution of IP disputes, as well as appearing in proceedings before IP
We conduct enforcement and dispute resolution processes including trademark oppositions and domain name disputes. We also provide advice
regarding third party infringement claims. We remove offending online material and take active steps to protect confidential
information, data, trade secrets and other proprietary material.
Navigating IP can be challenging, which is why we do the work for you. Our experienced intellectual property lawyers take you through the
necessary steps to protect your trade secrets and the other confidential aspects of your startup. From comprehensive IP clauses to formal
agreements, we cover all bases.
Holistic IP Protection
We safeguard your startup’s assets from all sides. This means mitigating risk through robust employment contracts, joint venture agreements,
contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements and other contracts. We can also review your current contracts and legal documents to
offer optimal protection.