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Our Expertise

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property law is complex and constantly evolving which can create complicated legal and technological consequences for clients.

Organisations can be exposed to intellectual property issues through out-sourcing, new commercialisation of intellectual effort and their reliance on information technology provided by third parties.

Russell Kennedy is a critical partner for our clients in navigating intellectual property rights in a project or in a new development. Intellectual property development will usually occur between creators, stakeholders and investors. In these cases Russell Kennedy can draft and advise on joint ventures, licensing, development agreements and collaborative research and development arrangements.

Russell Kennedy draws on premium expertise and a genuine understanding of the legal aspects of intellectual property and technology to provide experience and insight for our clients.

Our intellectual property lawyers have expertise and experience in specific fields including life sciences, agricultural technology, medical research, engineering, information technology, creative arts, media and entertainment, and consumer goods. We cover the legal aspects of intellectual property including:

Intellectual Property Advice and Protection

  • collaborative research and joint venture arrangements
  • complex commercial contracts and negotiation
  • copyright protection and infringement
  • design registration and enforcement
  • gene technology
  • patent protection and infringement
  • plant breeder’s rights
  • trade mark (registered and unregistered) protection and infringement
  • trade mark portfolio management 

 Intellectual Property Transactions

  • collaborative research and joint venture arrangements
  • intellectual property commercialisation and licensing
  • software licensing, including open source
  • technology transactions
  • venture capital, research funding and grants

Intellectual Property Disputes

  • copyright protection and infringement
  • design registration and enforcement
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • patent protection and infringement
  • trade mark portfolio management