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.

Americas Reach

Shelston IP is a leading Australian IP law firm with vast network of trusted advisors throughout the Americas and deep client relationships with globally recognised leaders in their fields, innovative corporates, world renowned academia and government entities.

With our technical expertise, our industry connections and network we deliver an experience for our clients that other professional service providers find hard to match.

We have an enviable track record of representing clients engaged in business across the Americas.  The team focuses on strategically protecting our regional clients’ IP, assisting them to overcome the various hurdles that may be faced during prosecution overseas.

We provide commercialisation advice and IP disputes support including:

  • advising on strategies for protection, management and enforcement of IP portfolios
  • drafting and negotiating legal documents for IP licensing and transactions
  • preparing freedom to operate and validity advice; and
  • in conjunction with local attorneys across the Americas conducting oppositions and litigation before relevant Patent Offices and courts including the USPTO.

The Americas are also amongst the most significant investors in the Australasian region. In 2019 over 13,000 standard patent applications and over 9,000 trade mark filings were received from the USA alone, making it the largest country of origin.

We stand out from other providers in Australia through our team of patent and trade mark attorneys, and lawyers, with deep technical and scientific backgrounds; our  bespoke approach to handling your IP matters in a cost-effective manner; and our deep industry knowledge including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, information technology, mining, telecommunications, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, medical technology, chemistry, agribusiness, software and semiconductor technology, sport, food and fashion.

We are a single point of contact for the creation, evaluation, management, commercialisation and enforcement of IP rights in the America’s for Australian entities and a firm of choice for entities from the Americas for their Australasian and Asian IP protection.