The above work, "Blazar in Lacerta", is by the renowned astronomical artist, Adolf Schaller. Please visit www.omnicosm.com to see more of his works.

Our Services

Farr Intellectual Property provides a broad range of legal services in intellectual property matters, including:

Commercialisation

  • conducting audit and due diligence procedures on intellectual property;
  • managing intellectual property, and strategising its protection and commercialisation
  • negotiating and drafting commercialisation agreements

Trade marks and brands

  • advice on the creation of strong brand identities;
  • conducting trade mark searches and advising on registration requirements;
  • preparation and filing of trade mark applications both in Australia and overseas under the Madrid Protocol;
  • prosecuting trade mark applications;
  • representation in trade mark disputes including oppositions to the registration of accepted applications and registration removal proceedings;
  • representation in trade mark infringement matters;
  • providing trade mark watching services;
  • providing representation in overseas trade mark matters through our relationships with intellectual property firms throughout the world to enable trade mark registration overseas (other than through the Madrid Protocol) and to manage overseas disputes;
  • maintenance of trade mark portfolios both in Australia and internationally.

Copyright

  • advising on copyright ownership and protection;
  • preparation of copyright assignments;
  • advising on and providing representation in copyright infringement matters;

Border protection

  • advising on border protection, including in relation to “parallel importation” of trade marked goods;
  • preparation and lodgment of customs Notices of Objection;
  • representing clients with the Australian Customs Service;

Confidential information

  • advising on the protection of confidential information including trade secrets;
  • advising on confidentiality aspects of employment agreements;
  • negotiation and preparation of confidentiality agreements;
  • advice and representation regarding actions for breach of confidence;

Designs

  • advising on design registration;
  • preparing and filing design applications;
  • advice and representation in relation to design infringement;

Domain names

  • advising on domain name protection and registration strategies;
  • conducting searches for domain names;
  • advising on and representation in domain name dispute resolution procedures;

Patents

  • advice in relation to patents including patent disputes.