Provan Legal represents clients involved in intellectual property litigation and disputes including:

  • Patent litigation, particularly infringement and revocation proceedings in the Australian Federal Court jurisdiction
  • Copyright infringement proceedings
  • Trade mark and misleading or deceptive conduct claims
  • Actions for misuse of confidential information
  • Disputes over the ownership of intellectual property
  • Contractual disputes involving licensing, performance and commercialisation of technology

Some recent examples include:

  • Defending patent infringement proceedings involving a patent for a machine safety device, including an appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court after a successful outcome at trial
  • Advising on strategy in relation to opposing the grant of a patent for equipment used in the mining industry
  • Acting for an architect in a copyright infringement claim relating to design drawings
  • Advising an employee on his rights to an invention created outside the scope of employment
  • Resolving a trade mark dispute between companies using similar trade marks in related fields
  • Advising on options in enforcing a product development agreement