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Top services offered by patent law firms

Apply for a patent

Apply for a patent

File for patents, designs and secret processes and formulae. 

FROM $1,500

Apply for a trademark

Apply for a trademark

Register a trademark in Australia and/or internationally. 

FROM $250

Copyright

Copyright

Copyright protections. 

FROM $300

Intellectual property audits

Intellectual property audits

Audit of your intellectual property assets and management practices. 

FROM $1,400

Intellectual property enforcements

Intellectual property enforcements

Enforce intellectual property rights against infringement. 

FROM $225

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)

Write non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). 

FROM $175

Average hourly rate for Patent Lawyers in Australia

min rate $172 - $1,323 max rate







  • DIGITAL AGE LAWYERS
    DIGITAL AGE LAWYERS

    ABN: 93784886927

    Intellectual Property

    Sydney

    Digital Age Lawyers is committed to empowering businesses to protect their assets in the digital age. We are proactive advisors who check in with you and your business on a regular basis so we can put our legal minds to work to help you grow your business, helping you take the best-calculated risks so you can receive the biggest rewards. We don’t just prepare a set of legal documents for you and send you on your way until something happens.At Digital Age Lawyers, you deal with the lawyer who has the experience of big firms but with the heart of a small firm. Throughout the life of your business, things change. You change; your assets change; your business changes; the law will definitely change. We are here to help you navigate those changes.

  • Voice Lawyers
    Voice Lawyers

    ABN: 44 620 012 320

    Intellectual Property

    Sydney

    We provide a unique offering within the traditional legal space by dedicating our expertise to helping our clients to ‘find their voice’, communicate with confidence and be empowered, not intimidated within the courtroom. We provide a range of legal services to accommodate, assist and advise you and your business’ and personal needs. We’ll work alongside you to achieve a successful outcome, giving you confidence and clarity in your legal matters. We can assist you with employment law, unfair dismissal representation and advice, dispute resolution, mediation, intellectual property and brand protection and family law.

  • Hallett Law
    Hallett Law

    ABN: 58270135582

    Intellectual Property

    Angaston

    Hallett Law specialises in Workplace, Corporate and Commercial Law for small to medium enterprises. Kathryn Hallett is the Principal Lawyer with experience spanning two decades, both locally and internationally in global recruitment companies listed on international stock exchanges. Kathryn uses her experience and knowledge derived from these and other roles to provide expert legal advice to businesses that either want to develop their businesses in compliance with complex legislation and regulation, or those businesses that find themselves facing difficult challenges that require involvement of a lawyer to obtain a favourable resolution. (Incorporated Legal Practice run by JDH Group Services Pty Limited)

  • Shiff & Company
    Shiff & Company

    ABN: 84341066416

    Intellectual Property

    Melbourne

    Shiff & Company is a fast growing, multi-faceted firm that services a wide range of commercial, entrepreneurial and creative businesses, as well as private clients and not-for-profit organisations. We invest in building long-term relationships with our business and private clients. Many of our private clients are business owners and professionals.We invest in getting to know the way our clients conduct their businesses and their particular requirements of us.This enables us to tailor our advice and services to reflect our clients’ desired outcomes. We pride ourselves on being commercially-minded lawyers who provide “real world” practical advice.

  • Silkroad Legal & Advisory
    Silkroad Legal & Advisory

    ABN: 65626426971

    Intellectual Property

    Melbourne

    We are the new generation lawyers with commercial understanding for Asian Pacific cross-boarders business & investment activities. We help our clients to establish business expansion on the route drawn from the Chinese ancient silk road and continue to map it into the new and fast developing Asia-Pacific network – China, India, Sri Lanka, Philippine, Malaysia and Australia. Our team helps you establish, maintain, and grow your business in Australia and Asia. We predominantly charge on fixed fee basis. We provide certainty, clarity and transparency of our services to our clients. We are multilingual, we understand and we are equipped with diversified skill set.

  • LegalVision
    LegalVision

    ABN: 50 167 804 088

    Intellectual Property

    Pyrmont

    LegalVision is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Our innovative business model and custom-built technology allow our lawyers to provide a faster, better quality and more cost-effective client experience. LegalVision is a leader in delivering legal services in Australia and has assisted more than 150,000 businesses. LegalVision has replaced "six-minute billing" with fixed fees, as well as subscription pricing for clients with recurring needs. LegalVision's innovative model is now catching the attention of Australia's largest companies, who want to leverage their unique mix of legal and tech capabilities - for example, by using artificial intelligence to review high volumes of contracts. The firm was named Fastest Growing Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times.

  • Cotters Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
    Cotters Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

    ABN: 34 291 651 910

    Intellectual Property

    Sydney

    Cotters Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are a patent attorney and trademark attorney firm based in Sydney. With one of the most experienced intellectual property law teams in Sydney, securing legal protection for your brand can be both simple and secure with Cotters experienced team of attorneys. Cotters provides a wide range of intellectual property law services, including patent attorney, trademark attorney and IP management servies. Trademark search, trademark registrations, patent filing, registered designs, trademark and patent enforcement, and more. Whether your looking for legal protection for your brand, nationally or internationally, Cotters Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys have the expertise to protect your brand, call today for a free initial consultation.

  • Michael Buck IP
    Michael Buck IP

    ABN: 68626920269

    Intellectual Property

    Red Hill

    Michael Buck IP is an independent, Queensland owned and operated patent and trade mark attorney firm, based in Brisbane Australia. We help creative people and businesses. Our clients range from local companies and individual inventors to start ups, international corporations, universities and research organizations. By engaging a registered Attorney, you know that they have the expertise to complete the task, and you can focus on other important things in your business. Across all local and international jurisdictions, Michael Buck IP can assist you with trade mark clearance searches, drafting, lodgement, examination, opposition and enforcement matters. We also regularly assist IP owners with IP assignments, co-existence and licensing agreements.

  • Woods & Day Debt Recovery Lawyers
    Woods & Day Debt Recovery Lawyers

    ABN: 23 606 518 101

    Intellectual Property

    Sydney

    Woods and Day Solicitors is a team of highly professional individuals who are ready to give counsel on all critical and corporate documentation. We are experienced in contracts and commercial law, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, commercial property and leasing. We also practice Immigration law, debt recovery, and insolvency. We are located in Sydney and our contracts team has 28 years of specialisation in the contract and commercial law and more than ten years of fast processing in debt recovery. We ensure a detailed understanding of your business to provide you with the right advice for your agreement, whether rights, breach, or termination.

Patent Lawyers

If you have created something original and you want to ensure it's protected, it's best to engage a professional intellectual property lawyer or law firm. These legal experts specialise in a number of services which will make the process of protecting your intellectual property significantly easier. It's important to note however that legal fees can be expensive, so you need to consider whether there is sufficient value in protecting your IP.

What sort of IP services are available to me?

  • Copyright protection is used to protect creative works, whether they be artistic, literary, intellectual or anything else. There is no central register for copyrighted works (unlike patents, for example) and copyright is obtained automatically when a work is created, but intellectual property lawyers can assist you in proving your ownership, drafting contracts, handling third party negotiations and preventing exploitation of your copyrighted work.
  • Intellectual property audits are conducted by intellectual property experts and help you establish the current market value and demand for your assets. As with all business assets, IP assets value can change over time as the marketplace changes, so it is important to conduct IP audits semi-regularly.
  • Intellectual property enforcement includes both negotiation and legal action to resolve breaches of your intellectual property. IP lawyers can assist you in protecting your trademarks, patents, copyrighted works and designs.
  • Intellectual property management is a suite of services offered by many intellectual property firms which typically includes ongoing assessment of IP value, strategic planning on how to utilise those assets and intellectual property law advice.
  • Trademark registration is handled by IP lawyers, who can conduct availability searches and registration in over 200 countries. The process can be time-consuming and costly, so professional assistance is strongly recommended.
  • Trademark protection includes a number of actions including response to trademark opposition proceedings, negotiations with opposition, drafting contracts and litigation where necessary.
  • Design registration offers you exclusive right to use and license your designs and is an important first step in protecting your IP assets. IP experts will assess previous works for similarity to ensure your design is original enough to register.
  • Design protection includes taking legal action to prevent infringement and oppose similar designs, as well as responding to any similar actions taken against you.

Should I hire an intellectual property lawyer?

If you believe your works are original and valuable it is vital to receive qualified legal advice. IP lawyers are experts in the intellectual property process and can ensure that it is conducted carefully. Registering your IP can be complex, especially if you want your property protected in multiple countries, and any legal action you take to protect your properties or to fight an opposing action should be conducted by a legal professional.

When choosing an intellectual property lawyer you should find one with experience in your specific area and industry. The process for each type of intellectual property is different and finding a lawyer who has worked with people in your industry ensures they will be familiar with your unique business needs.