Patents, Trade Marks & IP Law | Griffith Hack | Australia

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At Griffith Hack we recognise that our clients' intellectual property is a precious and valuable asset.

With an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and litigation experience, our specialised practice offers the highest calibre of intellectual property advice and services, tailored to meet the broad demands of individual client business strategies.

We can work with you to obtain the protection and outcomes you need.

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Off the Shelf Patent Protection



The Australian oil and gas sector, much of which operates offshore, represents an enormous economic opportunity for the nation. However, few – if any – of the companies that operate in Australian waters have considered their exposure to IP risks.

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Awards



Griffith Hack has been ranked Tier 1 "Highly Recommended' for Prosecution, Tier 2 'Silver' for Litigation and 'Recommended' for Transactions by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014.

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Susan O'Connor - Principal, Lawyer
Susan O’Connor is a Principal in the Sydney office where she specialises in intellectual property law. Susan advises on all aspects of intellectual property law including strategic protection, enforcement and disputes. Susan is an experienced litigator and has acted in Court proceedings involving trade mark, copyright, patent, design, moral rights, passing off and breaches of the Australian Consumer Law. She has also been involved in proceedings before the Trade Marks Office and is a registered Trade Mark ...
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Industry focus



Clean & sustainable technologies


The Griffith Hack Clean & Sustainable Technologies Group is Australia’s pre-eminent provider of IP services to organisations that develop technologies with a reduced environmental impact. Our clients in this area are varied across:

  • Start-ups
  • Research organisations
  • Large Corporations

We have been immersed in these technologies for many years. We constantly monitor technological developments, review relevant economic and legislative developments, and align ourselves with key industry, academic and governmental players. Why? Click below to find out.

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Latest Videos




Copyright: way forward uncertain despite ALRC recommendation – BRR Media iBrief with Andrew Goatcher

April 1, 2014

Principal Andrew Goatcher discusses the adoption of the Fair Use Exception in answer to criticisms of the present Copyright Act provisions on fair dealing with BRR Media.


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There is money in invalidating expired patents!

October 31, 2014

The issuing of a subpoena in a patent revocation case is not usually a topic of great interest.

A recent decision of Justice Beach in the Federal Court of Australia is a little out of the ordinary. The application for leave to issue a subpoena arises in a patent revocation proceeding commenced by Apotex by which it seeks the revocation of certain claims of Pfizer’s now expired patent for Sildenafil that is sold by Pfizer as Viagra.

The grounds asserted for invalidity are that the claims fail to disclose the best method for performing the invention, lack sufficiency and are not fairly based.


Country of origin food labelling revisited

October 30, 2014

On 27 October 2014 the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry tabled a report entitled “A clearer message for consumers – Report on the enquiry into country of origin labelling for food”.

Despite the fact there have been a raft of public reviews and legislative and regulatory attempts to clarify the laws relating to country of origin food labelling in Australia, the legal environment surrounding such claims remains confusing and ambiguous.


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Events & Seminars



INNOVATIVITY Melbourne - Innovation the key to business success

May 1, 2014

Join us for a FREE informative evening and learn how new skills, tools and techniques in innovation can help your business drive revenue, grow profits and reach global markets.



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Country of origin food labelling revisited

October 30, 2014

On 27 October 2014 the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry tabled a report entitled “A clearer message for consumers – Report on the enquiry into country of origin labelling for food”.

Despite the fact there have been a raft of public reviews and legislative and regulatory attempts to clarify the laws relating to country of origin food labelling in Australia, the legal environment surrounding such claims remains confusing and ambiguous.


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