Intellectual Property

Thomson Geer assists clients to identify, acquire, exploit, and enforce intellectual property assets.

Our clients include major manufacturers, technology owners and developers, listed life sciences and biotechnology companies, communications and media organisations, software developers and resellers, publishers, internet service providers, major retailers, franchise and distribution networks, advertising agencies, marketing companies, universities, and government departments.

We act for leading Australian and global brands to protect and commercialise intellectual property assets and, where necessary, enforce their rights within Australia and internationally.

Our intellectual property services include:

  • Advice on all forms of intellectual property protection and allied rights
  • Commercialisation of intellectual property assets
  • Copyright advice and litigation
  • Cross-border maintenance and enforcement
  • Designs registration and proceedings
  • Development of intellectual property management policies and frameworks
  • Drafting and negotiating manufacturing, licensing, and distribution agreements
  • Patent litigation
  • Research and development agreements, including collaborative research arrangements
  • Reviewing advertising copy for compliance with trade practice laws, media regulations, and codes of conduct
  • Structuring of intellectual property assets and ownership
  • Trade mark registrations, portfolio management, oppositions, removal actions, and proceedings
  • Worldwide trade mark, patent, and design searches

Key Contacts

Ben Coogan, Partner, Thomson Geer
David Gaszner, Partner, Thomson Geer
Josh Simons, Partner, Thomson Geer
Peter Le Guay, Partner, Thomson Geer
Roberta Bozzoli, Partner, Thomson Geer
Tony Conaghan, Partner, Thomson Geer
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Katrina Chambers, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer
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Neil Sadler, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer
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