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Intellectual Property

wilson/ryan/grose has a proud 125-year history of leadership in law.  Carrying on the legacy of our forebearers as trusted advisors to Queenslanders is an honour in which we take great pride.

Our expert and experienced Intellectual Property (IP) team can advise you in relation to a wide range of intellectual property and technology matters.

Careful consideration of IP rights is a vital aspect of any business arrangement or transaction and our team will work with you to ensure you are protected.

Providing advice and services across Queensland, we have the local knowledge and industry expertise to assist you in areas including:

  • Application for and management and enforcement of trademark rights, both in the Australian jurisdiction and internationally
  • Enforcement and application of Copyright laws
  • Confidential information, trade secrets and confidentiality restraints
  • Licensing and sublicensing of intellectual property rights
  • Agreements for the provision or sale of technology goods and services

Our client relationships are enduring, built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect. Contact our team today.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are intellectual property rights important in a business arrangement?

It’s important to protect your intellectual property rights. They legally protect your ideas and give you (and only you) the right to profit from them. Protecting your IP rights ensures that you can actively safeguard your innovation and curate your brand. Other reasons that IP rights are essential include the following business goals: 

  • The protection of valuable assets
  • The encouragement of innovation
  • The facilitation of collaboration
  • The generation of revenue
  • The growth of brand identity and reputation
  • The security of legal protection
  • The attraction of potential investors

Intellectual property rights are crucial in business arrangements and can often make or break an important deal. Protect your intellectual property with wilson/ryan/grose’s professionally trained IP lawyers in North Queensland.

How do you handle copyright infringement? 

At wilson/ryan/grose, our Intellectual Property lawyers in Townsville provide detailed services that will help you approach copyright infringement cases. We provide advisory services and can help you draft and review licensing agreements. We work with you to develop the most strategic approach to any infringement dispute. We’ll take stepsto ensure your work is legally protected. If you are facing copyright infringement allegations, our lawyers will build a solid defence to dispute the claim’s validity or negotiate a settlement. Whatever your case, we’ll ensure that your IP rights are enforced. 

How can you help me protect my confidential information? 

wilson/ryan/grose’s expert IP team can advise you on the best practices regarding your intellectual property, confidential information, and trade secrets. We’ll take you through establishing the most appropriate safeguards and agreements. We’ll also help you draft, prepare, and review confidentiality agreements and contracts to ensure your valuable information stays securely with you.

Can your IP team assist with licensing of intellectual property?

Our Intellectual Property lawyers can assist you with patents, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing agreements. First, we’ll develop a licensing strategy and review any existing contracts. Then, we’ll draft, negotiate, and complete licensing agreements and monitor compliance, ensuring that your IP is protected. If needed, we can take enforcement action to address any breaches in the agreement and represent you in any licensing dispute resolution case that may arise. We can also assist with sublicensing, where you can grant permission to another party to sublicense rights to a third party — expanding your market reach. With our help, you’ll be able to proudly assert ownership of your intellectual property and assets and grow your IP.

What services do you provide related to providing or selling technology goods and services?

We can help you to draft tailored agreements for your technology or software products. We’ll help you with transfer agreements, software licenses, hardware purchase agreements, and other essential documents that will protect your goods and services. We’ll ensure existing agreements are up-to-date and legally compliant and negotiate with other parties to help you secure the best terms and conditions for your agreements. If needed, we can also provide the following services:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Licensing and sublicensing
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Dispute resolution 

We’ll work closely with you to ensure that your agreements, contracts, and licenses for providing or selling technology goods and services are legally sound, suited to your business needs and goals, and effectively protect your IP.

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Ground Floor, 96 Memorial Avenue
Maroochydore QLD 4558

(07) 5475 8400


15 Sturt Street
Townsville QLD 4810

(07) 4760 0100