IP is typically infringed when someone makes commercial use of another person’s rights without their permission. Infringement can cause loss to IP owners in many ways, including by diverting sales, damaging a brand’s reputation and preventing successful commercialisation of the IP. It is important to take action promptly when infringement is discovered, both to limit loss and to preserve the IP owner’s rights.

Whether you are an IP owner or are facing allegations of IP infringement, we will work with you to find the most commercially effective solution to your dispute. We can help you with disputes in all aspects of IP, including patents, trade marks, registered designs, domain names, plant breeder’s rights, copyright and confidential information. We can also assist you with:

  • providing infringement advice and opinions
  • preparing and responding to letters alleging IP infringement
  • negotiating and concluding settlements
  • representation in the mediation of IP disputes.

We understand that being involved in legal disputes can be stressful and disruptive, and it is our goal to make the process of dispute resolution as smooth and cost-effective as possible.

Disputes over IP rights can sometimes be resolved through negotiation and mediation. Our lawyers have extensive experience in helping clients achieve settlement, either prior to issuing proceedings or before the trial stage, saving time, money and business disruption.

If it is not possible to settle the matter prior to litigation, our experienced IP lawyers are equipped to handle litigation across a broad range of technologies. You can feel confident that we will have an in-depth understanding of the IP in question, the facts of the dispute and the applicable legal principles.