Intellectual property

“Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come”

- Victor Hugo

Branding & Trade Marks

Creative Works & Copyright

Inventions, Patents & Designs

Technology & Software



Managing IP

IP Disputes


An idea is just an idea unless you do something with it.  What is unique to your business sets you apart from your competitors and is something that should be protected as an intellectual property asset.  Be courageous, invest in your IP assets and your point of difference could be the most valuable part of your business.

Your business already has intellectual property.  Whether you have created a brand, developed a website, designed an artwork, written a blog or invented a product, you have created intellectual property.  Intellectual property touches all industries and sits in all businesses.   It is important for a business to know what rights it has or should protect and how those rights can be used to advantage.

You may understand IP to cover trade marks, copyright, designs and patents.  These are the more common forms of intellectual property but this area of law covers anything developed through creativity or intellectual effort including software, research and development, confidential information and trade secrets and plant breeders rights.

At Sladen Legal we believe that intellectual property rights are an essential ingredient for businesses to thrive and flourish.  Our team provides personalised strategies to ensure that our clients achieve their desired results and outcomes for their businesses.  We have experience and knowledge to assist clients not only to secure their rights, but exploit them to ensure the growth of their businesses.

How healthy is the IP in your business? Check out our IP Health Checklist to quickly identify some of the IP that sits within your business.

We provide expert advice and guidance on:

  • Branding and Trade Marks
  • Creative Works and Copyright
  • Inventions and Designs
  • Technology and Software
  • Commercialisation
  • Disputes