Intellectual property can be your most valuable asset and needs to be appropriately protected. We also know that securing the right access to IP rights can be critical to commercial success.

+ Commercial

Norton White assists its clients to develop, register, protect, enforce and licence all kinds of intellectual property rights. The firm has particular experience in the drafting of contracts related to intellectual property, including:

  • licences and sublicences

  • confidentiality agreements

  • IP indemnities

  • escrow agreements for source code and other intellectual property

  • registration of security on the Personal Property Securities Register over patents, trade marks, designs, plant breeder’s rights, copyright and circuit layouts

  • software and source code agreements

  • complex IP arrangements including those utilised by the Department of Defence

+ Urgent Relief

Norton White has successfully applied for Anton Piller orders, urgent injunctions and corrective advertising orders on behalf of local and international corporations.

+ Dispute Resolution

Norton White is skilled in mediation and litigation in relation to:

  • brand protection and passing off

  • licensing

  • confidentiality agreements

  • copyright, patent and trade mark validity and infringement

    misleading and deceptive advertising

  • restraint of trade covenant enforcement

    trade secrets

  • advice on copyright and intellectual property rights

  • branding

We can also assist with trade mark, patent and registered design registrations at IP Australia and internationally through our agent network.