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 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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Katie Kavanaugh - Lawyer
Katie’s passion for IP developed during her time studying law. As a university medallist, she excelled in many subjects but it was IP that captured her intellectual curiosity. Now a Lawyer, Katie loves identifying the nugget of knowledge that can help solve clients’ problems. With research skills honed through previous study in chemical engineering, communications and behavioural science, Katie has a knack for finding information others might miss. Starting her education within the Ivy Lea...
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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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Griffith Hack featured in the 2014/15 Practical Law Company Guide

September 10, 2014

Griffith Hack has been featured in Practical Law’s 2014/15 edition of
"IP in business transactions: Australia overview". Authored by Wayne Condon, this chapter provides an overview of maintaining an IP portfolio, exploiting an IP portfolio through assignment and licensing, taking security over intellectual property rights (IPRs), IP and M&A transactions, and the impact of IP on key areas such as competition law, employees and tax.

Important changes to NZ Patents Act: Micro-Organism related inventions

September 9, 2014

New legislation, Patents Act 2013 and Patents Regulations 2014, comes into force in New Zealand on 13 September 2014. These changes significantly alter patent practice in respect of inventions that are or relate to micro-organisms.


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

Australia joining pilot program for international cooperation in approvals of generic medicines

August 15, 2014

Australia is joining an international pilot program which aims to accelerate the assessment of generic medicine applications as well as enable authorisation of the generic medicine in different countries at approximately the same time.

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