IP Litigation & Disputes

IP disputes vary widely in their nature, scale, commercial significance and technical, factual and legal subject matter. Yet it is true for all IP disputes that the best outcomes are achieved with the benefit of specialist advice from experienced and expert IP practitioners. Shelston’s IP Disputes team are just that.

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Shelston Lawyers’ litigators are dedicated to IP disputes.

Our approach to contentious IP matters is to assemble relatively lean teams of experienced specialist IP litigators working with complementary patent or trade mark attorneys and our clients, to take on the challenges of significant IP disputes and achieve outcomes that meet our clients’ objectives. All practitioners working on a case, including the Principal leading it, are hands-on, well versed in the case theory and the overall strategy to achieve the desired outcome.   

Our depth of specialist expertise and experience in IP, combined with our technical understanding and multidisciplinary approach, enables our teams to quickly immerse themselves in the relevant technology, industry or market and devise legal strategies that are technically sound, commercially savvy, and get results.

Our litigators have an in-depth understanding of patent, trade mark, copyright and trade secrets laws. Their extensive experience in litigation and oppositions also means they are also proficient in the procedural and tactical aspects of IP disputes. 

We understand clients need responsiveness, cost effectiveness and excellent communication. We establish strong working relationships with clients and strive to understand and meet their objectives and expectations.

Shelston IP’s Litigation & Dispute expertise and services

Patent Litigation

Copyright Litigation

Trade Mark & Related Disputes

Confidential Information Disputes

Design Disputes

Shelston’s Litigation & Dispute awards and recognition

Legal 500

Recommended as a Leading Intellectual Property Firm in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Chambers & Partners

Clients underline the customer-centric approach of the team, with one saying: “They provide honest assessments, sometimes offer suggestions that may not be apparent to us and proactively provide thoughtful, client-specific advice that takes into account both legal and business needs. Their thoughtful guidance on the front-end is second to none and often proves invaluable to the ultimate success of a matter.”

Doyle’s Guide

Recommended as a Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – NSW, 2020

Australian Law Awards 2020

Named a finalist