How We Work


If you have intellectual property related questions, we are happy to receive them via email enquiry or simply give us a call.

As we discuss your reasons for calling we’ll usually ask you what your objectives are in obtaining assistance from a patent and trade mark attorney.


If you’re trying to protect an invention, we will ask:

  • Who created the invention?
  • Who owns the invention?
  • How have you used the invention (to date)?
  • Have you performed any searching to see if the invention is already in the public domain?


If you need help with trade mark related issues then our questions are likely to be about:

  • The products/services you sell;
  • Where you sell your products/services;
  • How you brand your products/services; and
  • If you know of any competitors using similar branding.


Your First Consultation For Free

We recognise that choosing the right attorney is a big commitment and important to you and your long-term goals, which is why we offer a free initial consultation. We give you the chance to get to know us to see if we are the right fit for you and your needs, and to explain how we can help. After your no-obligation meeting with our attorneys, you will have a better idea as to what steps you need to take next.


If we believe that we can help you then we’ll confirm our understanding of what you want done and provide you with an estimate of the cost and time frame that’s involved.  We’ll also give you a letter setting out the terms of our working relationship for you to review and we’ll ask you to raise any questions you might have.


It may turn out after we’ve met and looked into your situation in detail that you don’t actually need a patent and trade mark attorney at all. If that’s the case then we’ll do our best to direct you towards an appropriate professional.


Sometimes people contact us when they’ve developed a large prototype of their invention in their workshop or factory. In those cases our attorneys often visit them at their premises so they can explain the prototype to us and we can get a good understanding of how it works.


To set up an initial meeting, please call us on 07 3369 2226 or click on the “Book a meeting” button above the main menu.


Please don’t send us any photos, drawings or written description of your invention in your initial enquiry email.


Please note, free initial consultation is for up to 45 minutes. All consultations are confidential. NDAs are not necessary as confidentiality is a requirement under the Code of Conduct for Trans Tasman Patent and trade Mark Attorneys 2018.




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