Intellectual Property

The technology, communication and creative arenas are driving our world at an ever increasing pace, challenging the private and public sectors, and the legal system, to keep up. 

Whatever your involvement with these areas, whether as a developer or author, inventor, commercial enterprise, administrative body, venture participant, employer or in any other capacity, you need legal advice and support that reflects not only contemporary expertise and experience, but also an understanding of business, creative endeavours, administrative processes and responsibilities, technology, and products.

Our focus is on working with you to ensure your expectations are met. We use plain language and contemporary technology to communicate. We pride ourselves on prompt and efficient responses, whether the project is local, national or international. We are proud and active members of ADVOC, an international association of lawyers, and through this association can service your international needs in most major territories outside Australia.

Norman Waterhouse provides highly skilled and strategic advice and assistance to a diverse range of clients in the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally. Our skills, depth of experience and expertise enable us to provide both the highest quality of legal services, and support for your enterprise and its goals.

We specialise in:
  • Commercial agreements
  • Collaborative research/R&D
  • Commercialisation of IP
  • Confidentiality/Trade Secrets
  • Consulting & Subcontracting
  • Entertainment & multi-media
  • Fair Trading
  • Funding & Grant arrangements
  • IP Audits & Knowledge Management
  • Joint Ventures
  • Licences & distributorships
  • Protection of ideas & creative works
  • Software & networks
  • Protection, enforcement, and defence of IP rights

Our Intellectual Property Specialists