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Intellectual Property & Technology

IP - what we do

IT - what we do

IP - what we do

  • Confidentiality, know how and trade secrets—confidential, trade secret and proprietary know how information identification, non-disclosure, confidentiality and know how agreements, including clauses for employment contracts and commissioned works, litigation to protect, prevent, limit or remedy unauthorised disclosure of confidential information, trade secrets and know how
  • Consumer protection & privacy—advertising clearance and compliance, injunction and substantive proceedings for misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off, consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, including the consumer guarantees, and compliance with the Privacy Act 1988, the National Privacy Principles, the Information Privacy Principles and the Spam Act 2003
  • Copyright—Australian Federal Court litigation to enforce copyright and/or defend infringement allegations, locally and internationally, including urgent interlocutory injunctions and Anton Piller applications, and protection of copyright in literary and artistic works, musical works, websites, sound-recordings, films, three-dimensional objects and works in digital form
  • Designs—protection of designs under the Designs Act 2003, applications and prosecution of design registrations, and infringement, validity and expungement under the Designs Act 2003
  • Licensing, franchising, commercialisation, due diligence & audits—technology licences, including patent licensing, franchising, sponsorship arrangements, research and development agreements, and doing business on the internet, cloud computing and social media
  • Patents—Federal Court litigation for patent infringement and/or revocation, appeals from Patent Office decisions and worldwide parallel litigation, including EPO, US re-examination and US Federal Trade Commission proceedings
  • Trade marks—trade mark availability, exploitation and enforcement, Australian and international trade mark portfolios, prosecution of Australian and international trade mark applications, opposition and non-use proceedings, Australian Federal Court trade mark infringement and removal proceedings, assignments and licensing of trade marks, and trade mark, business name and domain name registration, management and protection, including ICANN proceedings

IT - what we do

  • Access & interconnection—negotiations, contracts, acquisition and support of satellite
    communications capabilities
  • Contracting—performance-based contracts, other contracting models, Commonwealth and state government contracting templates, enforcement of contracts, performance problems and contract disputes
  • JVs & alliances—project planning, design phases, due diligence, financing and contracts
  • Outsourcing & procurement—infrastructure acquisition and sustainment programs, escrow arrangements, master service arrangements, IT consulting agreements, systems support and maintenance arrangements and due diligence
  • Privacy—electronic commerce and data management issues, online security, spam and privacy issues
  • Research & development agreements—research and development programs for hardware, software and emerging technologies, commercialisation and protection of IP for IT products and services
  • Software development—software development and integration agreements, software licensing arrangements, including enterprise-wide licences, copyright, patent, trade mark and other intellectual property rights issues and disputes
  • Systems integration—complex systems integration projects, market-testing / market engagement processes to procure and implement systems, and hardware location arrangements, including offshoring
  • Telecoms supply—reseller arrangements, development and sale of virtual private network services, construction and maintenance of telecommunications facilities, web hosting, web-based services and website terms and conditions

What others say

"Shannon Platt and her team have been responsible for the management of our extensive global trade mark portfolio for the past 8 years. Shannon has provided excellent service. She is thorough and diligent in her approach and we have been very well looked after. Over the years, Shannon took the time to really get to know our business and this really added value to a very good working partnership" James Williams, Vice President, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Nuplex Group

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