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Effective use of intellectual property is about more than just protecting your ideas and innovations. It is about converting them into valuable and tradable assets – earning balance sheet recognition, generating tangible bottom line results and creating a sustainable competitive advantage.

Shelston IP specialises exclusively in intellectual property and we are recognised as a leading specialist IP firm in Australia and across the region.

Australia is one of the largest mixed market economies in the world with one of the highest GDP per capita head and largest household disposable incomes. Local investment in innovation is high and Australia remains one of the most attractive countries in the world for foreign direct investment.

As a nation, it is one of the most innovative and one of largest exporters and importers of goods and services. Australia is a member of the APEC, G20, CPTPP, OECD and WTO. Has free trade agreements with South Korea, ASEAN, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru, Singapore, Thailand and USA. And is also a top 10 two-way trading partner with China, USA, Japan, South Korea, UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Germany.

Complimenting this diverse and successful innovative economy are our highly experienced teams of patent attorneys , trade mark attorneys and IP lawyers who work collaboratively across all IP practice areas and industry sectors, deliver comprehensive and fully integrated IP services and advice.

Our broad technical and practical expertise is matched by a client-focused approach to handling your IP matters in a collaborative and cost-effective manner. We offer practical, commercially strategic options to build, secure, and exploit the potential of your IP assets in alignment with your overall business plans.

Shelston IP is a committed and passionate IP partner, providing a holistic and commercially-minded competitive advantage. This means understanding your competitors and the wider commercial context of your innovations, and protecting not just your processes and devices, but your commercial advantage and future business success.

To that end, the four cornerstones of our practice, built on strong foundations over the course of our 160-year history, are:

  • technical and legal competence that is second to none
  • strategic, astute, commercially relevant advice
  • clear, timely and frequent communication in plain English
  • recognition that our success is entirely reliant on the success of our clients, and tailoring both our advice and costs accordingly.