What are you looking for in a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Practice?
When committing to protect and commercialise your idea or brand concept, you need advisers with a thorough knowledge of patent, trade mark and design law and practice. Sandercock & Cowie are able to assist you in achieving the best available protection for your business proposal or product and to an enable effective enforcement, when required.
What can Sandercock & Cowie offer?
- Sandercock & Cowie’s practice reflects the variety of the local manufacturing industry.
- We apply our considerable intellectual property (IP) expertise and experience to disputes regarding intellectual property rights, to obtain optimum outcomes for our clients.
- In an initial interview at Cranbourne, we can determine the best strategies applicable to your situation.
- Our relationships with a vast network of foreign patent and trade mark associates is well established and long standing.
How Can You Make Initial Preparations?
- Do not release your idea to others before discussing your position with us.
- Make an appointment to meet with one of our expert IP consultants or contact us by email or telephone.
Common Questions for People Entering the IP Market
If not, can I establish rights myself?
The patent application process is generally a long and complex series of steps required to achieve granted or registered rights. Patents are almost invariably for improvements on previous technology and, provided that your idea presents a technical advance comprising one or more distinguishing technical features, you may be eligible to obtain valid and enforceable IP rights.
Trade marks are a vital part of establishing your brand within the business community. In order to stand out and create a distinctive company you need to first carefully select your trade mark name, ensuring it is unique and specific to your industry. If somebody is using your trade mark without permission, we recommend that you consult one of our attorneys to determine the best approach. Registering a trade mark is relatively cheap compared to retrospectively regaining lost territory occasioned by unauthorised use by another competitor.
To talk to the expert attorneys in all fields relating to intellectual property, contact David or Roger on +61 3 9800 3434