Shelston IP’s multidisciplinary teams of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and lawyers are dedicated to the protection, management, commercialisation and enforcement of your intellectual assets and IP rights.

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Patents play a pivotal role in safeguarding innovation and future return on investment. Applied correctly the proactive and strategic use of patents can safeguard contracts, generate new revenue streams, attract investment capital, exclude competition, and create advantageous positioning in key markets.

Trade Marks

A strong brand is more than just the trade name or ® symbol applied to a product or service, it delivers considerable advantages. It is the most effective way to manage and protect your brand equity for long term success.


A product’s design is much more than just than the way it looks – it can have intrinsic commercial value that can be protected, especially when a design is the primary point of market differentiation.

IP Litigation & Disputes

IP disputes vary widely in their nature, scale, commercial significance and technical, factual and legal subject matter. For all IP disputes the best outcomes are achieved with the benefit of specialist advice from experienced and expert IP practitioners.

Commercial IP

We work closely with our clients to structure commercially advantageous business arrangements, combining legal accuracy with commercial acumen and pragmatism to create effective solutions for our clients.

Plant Breeder’s Rights

Shelston IP’s dedicated Plant Breeders’ Rights team is responsible for more PBR applications than any other firm in Australia. We truly understand the strategic and commercial advantages of securing strong IP rights for our clients’ innovation and research.


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Australia is the home of Shelston IP. We are intimately familiar with the commercial landscape in Australia, and as one of the oldest and most respected firms in the country we are renowned for our expertise, commercial approach and responsive client service.

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New Zealand

Shelston IP is a “Trans-Tasman” firm – we practise in both Australia and New Zealand. We are intimately familiar with the commercial landscape in New Zealand and provide clients with a wealth of expertise and experience.

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Working with Shelston IP on a unified strategic approach to Australasia and Asia is a commercially astute way to secure your IP across the region.

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Shelston IP is a leading Australian IP law firm with European capability. We have deep strong connections to the UK and Europe. Our Chartered UK and European Qualified Patent Attorneys are uniquely qualified to assist both regional clients register their IP in Europe as well as advise UK and European companies coming to Australia, New Zealand and across Asia.

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Shelston IP has long standing, close and continuous relationships with a trusted network of advisors across the Americas. We deliver a complete and centralised approach towards protection, exploitation and enforcement of our regional clients’ IP assets in the Americas as well as being a firm of choice for many US, Canadian and South American organisations and associate attorney firms.

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Global Reach

Shelston IP is a globally recognised provider of intellectual property services. We work with clients in over 140 countries and have deep experience navigating local, regional and international intellectual property landscapes.