General IP Services

IP Audits and Due Diligence

We offer intellectual property audits which assist mature businesses to ensure that their intellectual property is being properly secured, maintained, monitored and enforced.

We can also perform IP due diligence on behalf of businesses who are acquiring (or taking securities in) assets which have a significant intellectual property component. For example, if you are acquiring a software development company with significant revenue-generating products, you may want one of our lawyers to review specific issues relating to the ownership of the intellectual property as part of your acquisition process.

PPSA Advice and Services

Intellectual property is a type of “personal property” under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (commonly referred to as the PPSA). This legislation has radically altered the way in which interests can be taken in IP. We are able to:

  • review existing agreements to take into account changes
  • register security interests on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) in relation to IP on behalf of clients
  • conduct searches of the PPSR on behalf of clients

Other services

We do not currently provide patent services but can recommend patent attorneys if you require such services.

Please contact us for more information about our other services.