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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International Services

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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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Griffith Hack has been named IP Specialist Firm of the Year by Australasian Legal Business (ALB) for three years running (2011, 2012 and 2013).

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Nick Stamatiou - Associate
Nick is lawyer in our Perth office specialising in intellectual property and technology law. He is also a fully qualified patent and trade marks attorney with considerable experience in drafting, interpreting and prosecuting patent applications around the world. He has acted for many high profile resources and technology corporations, internet companies, gaming institutions, venture capitalists and financial institutions. He advises clients on legal issues involving technology, ranging from obtaining protection...
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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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News & publications

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Second medical use patents and indication carve-outs

April 16, 2014

The development of new chemical compounds (and increasingly of biologics) for the treatment of human medical ailments remains the primary focus of the world's major pharmaceutical companies. However, the immense cost associated with the development of new chemical entities and biologics provides great incentive for pharmaceutical companies to research new uses for existing drugs.

New Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012

April 14, 2014

On 12 March 2014 the new Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 came into effect and made many significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988.


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.

In the Public

Griffith Hack maintains Legal 500 rankings

November 25, 2013

Griffith Hack maintained its Tier 3 ranking in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014, which was released online today. Wayne Condon and Russell Berry were once again listed as “Leading Individuals”, while Derek Baigent and John Lee were “also recommended”.

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