We help commercialise and defend our clients’ most valuable assets: their brand, their reputation and their intellectual property.
The team at Arnold Bloch Leibler ‘efficiently satisfies very high client expectations’ and ‘brings to bear its very high level of commercial litigation expertise to IP work’.
Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice offers an integrated approach to the management, development and protection of technology and intellectual property.
We are proficient in all facets of intellectual property protection and support our clients to commercialise their intellectual property on a national and global stage. We develop effective licensing, research collaboration and defensive strategies to maintain our clients’ competitive edge.
Our team has considerable experience in defending local and international clients’ intellectual property rights from third party infringement, as well as defending against claims of intellectual property infringement. We also work very closely with our clients to develop effective marketing initiatives, including advertising and promotional campaigns, across a variety of media platforms.
We represent iconic Australian and international brands, particularly in the retail fashion industry, as well as clients who are entrepreneurs and institutes at the forefront of new industries.
Ongoing advice to ISA on intellectual property and branding issues, including its “In good hands” advertising campaign.
Ongoing advice for the Just Group in copyright and trade mark disputes. The Just Group (owned by ASX listed Premier Investments) is a retail conglomerate that operates major retail brands including Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Smiggle, Dotti and Peter Alexander and employs over 6,500 people.
Advised Probiotec, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a diverse, high quality range of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and complementary medicines on their intellectual property rights.
Advising Seek Limited (and its subsidiary Job Seeker Pty Ltd) in relation to IP compliance and investigations.
Acted for TPI in a patent dispute related to a variety of patents concerning biotechnology and associated research and development. TPI is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of licit opiates, such as morphine and codeine.
Advising Greenpeace Australia Pacific (part of Greenpeace, a major global campaigning organisation, and licensee of the Greenpeace trademark in Australia) in relation to the unauthorised use of the name “Greenpeace” by other parties.
Acted for Beyond International, one of the world’s leading independent media organisations, in relation to a dispute with one of the world’s largest production companies, Endemol Group BV, regarding the naming of a new on-line digital venture.
Acted for Smiggle, one of Australia’s fastest growing retail businesses, in relation to its allegations of copyright infringement by Officeworks. Our team successfully resolved the matter for the client.
Arnold Bloch Leibler’s [IP practice head] Zaven Mardirossian is ‘a master tactician’, and [Partner] Matthew Lees is ‘very commercial, with great technical skills’.
Intellectual Property services
We assist clients to implement effective policies, procedures and contractual arrangements to:
- identify, register, monitor and defend IP rights
- control the use of IP through an effective licensing strategy
- preserve ownership of IP and protect the business against IP infringement by employees, licensors or third parties
- protect trade secrets through confidentiality agreements
- create technological protection measures and
- defend domain names against cyber squatters.
Where IP disputes arise, our lawyers focus on resolution with minimal risk to our client’s reputation, productivity or profitability.