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Sparke Helmore Lawyers


We have come a long way since our doors opened in the Hunter in 1882, evolving and expanding our capabilities and services to reflect the changing landscape and needs of our clients. Yet some things remain constant - our ability to collaborate and deliver results. Working together effectively lies at the heart of everything we do and achieve.   As a national, award-winning firm, we cover six core areas of law—Commercial InsuranceCorporate & CommercialGovernmentProperty Environment & FinanceInsurance Statutory Lines and Workplace—with 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re more than 850 people strong across nine offices.

Areas of Expertise:  Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property & Technology team advises national and international clients on complex intellectual property and technology issues.


Intellectual Property is a highly complex and dynamic area of law, spanning many areas of commercial activity and legal regimes.   We:

  • manage and prosecute IP portfolios, including large-scale national and international trade mark and designs portfolios
  • enforce, defend, and challenge IP rights through Federal Court litigation, cease and desist letters, lodging complaints with technology service providers, ADR and domain take downs
  • review IP research and development, collaboration and commercialisation agreements including patent and technology licensing
  • offer strategic advice on protecting IP rights through IP registration, IP policy and non-disclosure agreements, and
  • represent clients in procedures for protecting valuable confidential information and trade secrets, including in the Federal Court.

IP Experts



Level 29, 25 Martin Place

Sydney 2000



+61 2 9373 3555


+61 2 9373 3599

Contact Person:

Shannon Platt



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Language Spoken:

37 Languages