Intellectual Property - Henry Davis York

Intellectual Property

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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.

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.’

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2013


Donna Short


61 2 9947 6585

61 417 211 808

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Our relevant 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Our insights

Independent endorsements

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
    Donna Short recognised as a leading individual in intellectual property in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012

  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
    Intellectual Property
    2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017
    Trade mark contentious
    Trade mark prosecution