Henry Hughes IP has the experience to deal with any area of chemical technology. Our clients are active in diverse areas such as wood treatment, polymer chemistry, paints and dyes, solvent chemistry and even plasma based technologies, as well as the more usual small organic molecules. Our clients in this area stretch from local inventors, to small companies and through to large multinationals.

What we can do for you

Because we have advised clients from all parts of the spectrum, from small to large, we understand that clients’ needs differ. At Henry Hughes IP we work hard to tailor any IP strategy to the needs of our client, depending on their size, budget and the nature of the technology.

Patent protection is an important aspect of any chemical science company strategy, and we are well placed to assist with prosecution both directly in Australia and New Zealand, and throughout the world via our network of associates. However, an IP strategy for a chemical company may also utilise other intellectual property rights such as trade marks, copyright and trade secrets. In order to give you the best advice in all of these areas, we operate as a team incorporating experts in different areas of IP law as well as different technologies.

Of course protecting an intellectual property right is only half of the story. We can assist in all steps of infringement proceedings, from drafting and sending cease and desist letters, through to court proceedings in the High Court and beyond (through our associated law firm Henry Hughes Law).

We can also assist companies in avoiding infringement of other intellectual property rights, whether that be by conducting early stage watch services or freedom to operate searches, or by challenging the validity of an IP right. Our chemistry team are very familiar with all stages of the examination, opposition and revocation processes and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each, enabling us to determine which avenue is the best fit for a particular client.

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