Intellectual Property

Our team provides the full suite of IP services to Australian and multinational clients in a range of sectors including financial services, government, legal (global and overseas law firms) and fast moving consumer goods.

We advise on the complete IP life cycle, from the initial innovation stage to prosecution, IP protection and assertion of rights. Our team also advises on privacy, domain name disputes, technology and Australian Consumer Law issues.

We are known in the market for being able to apply our legal expertise to provide clients with the best commercial outcomes in a cost effective manner.

Donna Short

Commercial, strategic and trusted. That's what I strive to be for my clients.

Henry Davis York is rated for its ‘high level of service’ and ‘detailed and accurate advice’; it also ‘gains a solid understanding of clients’ businesses’. Practice head Donna Short has ‘extensive experience and knowledge.’

Our Top Independent Endorsements

Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Donna Short recognised
  • as a leading individual
  • in intellectual property
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017
  • Trade mark contentious
  • Trade mark filing & prosecution
  • 2017
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Intellectual Property
  • 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Our Top Intellectual Property Insights

EU trade marks – a Brexit strategy

  • 24 Oct 2016

It has been four months since the people of the UK voted (much to the dismay of the majority of voters in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland) for Brexit; for the UK to leave the European Union.S...

Our Intellectual Property Experience

Challenger Limited

Advising on a range of IP issues, including rebranding strategies for a number of entities within the Challenger group as well as advising on advertising clearance and copyright issues for a television campaign.

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Acting on behalf of Kyocera Document Solutions in respect of trade mark registration and protection strategies in Australia.

MTR Corporation Limited

Advising MTR and negotiating the IP provisions with subcontractors in respect of the $1bn North West Rail Link project for the NSW Government.

NSW Government Agencies

Advising a number of NSW government agencies in respect of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters relating to trade marks, copyright and patents.

Sydney Airport Corporation Limited

Assisting Sydney Airport Corporation Limited with a tender for advertising rights at Sydney Airport and drafting and negotiating the advertising agreement for the whole of airport advertising.