• IP Services

    Intellectual Property Services

    Control your business. Protect your brand.

Own your IP asset and leverage off your IP protection to maximise financial returns

If you have developed a niche product, a memorable trade mark or a unique process you must protect it to own it and control it. If you own it and control it, you can use it to make money by delivering a product or service that only you can provide.

Trade Mark Protection

Registered trade marks give you ownership of your products and services throughout Australia. Our trade mark attorneys will assist in ensuring your brand remains your biggest asset.

Patent Protection

Your invention or innovative process requires the right protection. Our expert patent attorneys will provide you with the best options to secure your patent in Australia and overseas.

Design Protection

Design registration can commercially protect the design features of shape, pattern, configuration and ornamentation when applied to an aesthetic or functional article.

Other IP Services

Our team can also assist in registering your business name and domain name, execute IP Audits and provide infringement consultation for businesses and lawyers.

IP protection is about protecting what is important and commercially relevant and then leverage it to generate revenue for your business. The first step in protecting your IP, is to make an appointment at Wynnes for a free consultation, to review your business and identify your IP assets.

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Know what you need to protect

What can you protect to own a technology niche, market position, and unique market presence?



    Corporate Name and Logo
    Your company’s name and logo are trade marks. Registering these trade marks gives you ownership in respect of your products and services throughout Australia (or other countries).

    Slogans, Phrases, Words or Numbers
    A memorable slogan or phrase that customers associate with your brand, products, and servicing. (Eg: just do it). New words (Eg: Kodak), unique spelling of a word or alphanumeric combinations (Eg: 7-Eleven).

    App Icons and Graphics
    Icons and Graphics used for computer software or mobile applications serve as distinctive trade marks and are the distinguishing element that potential users identify with a product or service.

    The packaging for a product can often be distinctive in how the product is presented to the customer. The customer associates the packaging with the business and provides a quality value to the product.

    Jingles and Sounds
    Advertising jingles or a unique sound associated with your brand (Eg: Windows Start Up) can provide an association with your business, products and services.

    Shapes and Colours
    Overall shape of a product or packaging (Eg: Coca-Cola bottle) or a particular colour associated with your brand, in your industry (Eg: Cadbury purple).



    Apparatus, Assemblies, Devices, Tools & Widgets
    New and inventive machines, apparatus, assemblies, devices and widgets can be protected. Often the method of use or manufacture can be also protected to broaden the scope of protection.

    Methods and Processes
    Business methods, chemical and biological processes can be protected. Methods and processes where a new result is produced can be considered for patent protection.

    Computer hardware and software, functionality associated to produce a new result can often be protected by a patent.

    Kits and Parts
    Can be protected often as a subgroup of an apparatus or assembly parts are important where it is a key component for an apparatus or device. The part can also be subject matter for a design.

    Synthesized Chemicals and Biologicals
    Novel compounds, chemical processes (particularly commercial scale processes), purified biologicals, modified biologicals, new biological processes are protectable.



    Products that have a unique appearance but may not provide a new function. (Eg: The particular shape of a chair) can be protected by design registration.

    Plastic or metal extrusions can be protected. (Eg: Housing guttering, shaped conduit, window and door framing).

    Key Proprietary Components
    Key components that have a specific shape to fit within a device or apparatus to enable the operation or utility of a device or apparatus can be subject matter for a design. (Eg: The shape of a mating socket for an electrical connection).

    2D Products
    Products that have unique pattern or ornamentation can be protected by designs. By way of example, wallpaper patterns, wrapping paper, cartoon characters on bed sheets can be protected with a registered design.

    Plants, Industry Specifics and more
    Different industries such as services relating to plants or wine have unique requirements. With plants, Plant Breeder Rights (PBR) need to be considered. With wine, the Geographical Indications Act must be taken into account.