Intellectual Property

In recent years, the laws protecting intellectual property have become increasingly complex.
Coleman Greig’s experience in assisting clients with a whole range of issues in this area has allowed the firm to develop a highly practical approach to identifying and managing risks on behalf of businesses, as well as representing clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights.
We can help you with:
  • Intellectual property audits 
  • Registration of intellectual property including trademarks and business names 
  • Prosecuting traders for infringement of registered rights, passing off and/or misleading and deceptive conduct 
  • Defending alleged infringements of intellectual property rights 
  • Defending applications to have registered trademarks removed 
  • Protecting confidential information and preventing unauthorised use 
  • Advice and representation regarding ownership and protection of inventions and designs 
  • Copyright 
  • Internet issues 
  • E-commerce procedures and documentation 
  • Employees, contractors and the protection of intellectual property 
  • Risk management and compliance.


For more information or to make an appointment at our Parramatta or Norwest offices, contact:

  +61 2 9895 9200 

Intellectual Property - Our Team

Intellectual Property - Our Clients

Coleman Greig’s team of experienced commercial lawyers provides quality advice and representation to a diverse range of clients in the field of intellectual property. These clients include family businesses through to subsidiaries of multi-national organisations, public and privately-owned companies.
Our experience and expertise crosses numerous industry sectors and we currently assist clients from fields such as manufacturing, franchising, technology, training, and not-for-profit. Over the years our team has developed an in-depth understanding of the IP issues facing all businesses in general, as well as the particular issues that arise in different industries.


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    Coleman Greig is excited to announce that we have become the only Australian law firm to become a member of First Law International (FLI), a global network of over 75 independent full-service, high quality law firms.
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