Brand & Intellectual Property
Common intellectual property rights include patents, copyright and trademarks.
A patent is the exclusive right granted to the creator for any device, method or process that is new, inventive and useful. It protects the idea or functionality of the creator.
Copyright is the exclusive right granted to the creator to protect their work from unauthorised duplication or use. It protects the expression of protected content.
A trademark is some form of intellectual property comprising a recognisable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others.
Some of the main causes of action for intellectual property rights include infringement, unjustified threats of infringement or invalidity. Generally, the Federal Court is the one that hears disputes of this kind. Ordinarily, applicants are required by law to show that steps have been taken to try to resolve the issues in dispute before the applicants can commence civil proceedings.
If you are embroiled in a dispute in relation to intellectual property rights, our experienced litigation lawyers can assist with you that.