IP Lawyers Australia

Small Business Intellectual Property Services

Our Gold Coast commercial lawyers have expertise in intellectual property law for SMEs, as it applies in Queensland, Australia, and internationally.

We understand the value of your intangible assets and the importance of protecting them.

The success and longevity of your business are invariably tied to your intellectual property (IP) and, considering the commercial pressures of online business, protecting that IP has become even more critical.

The small business Intellectual Property services provided at Ballantyne Law can help you successfully navigate the complexities of intellectual property law, whether you are an artist, sole trader, or Australian small to medium-sized business.

If you are an entrepreneur or starting a new business, proper searches need to be completed before commencing trading.

We have access to the relevant databases and platforms to help you conduct thorough searches regarding your business names, designs, and ideas.

Why protect your Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property refers to the ownership you have over intangible assets that have been created thanks to your own intellectual efforts.

These assets can include business names, logos, product designs, content, music, artwork, and more.

Protecting your IP is vital in today’s digital age, to safeguard your creations and maintain your competitive edge.

Failing to protect your intellectual property can leave it vulnerable to infringement and leave you open to potential financial loss.

You need to ensure your IP is properly protected before your business begins trading. Overlook this, and the door will be open to competitors who could use your own IP against you.

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Our Intellectual Property Services

At our IP law firm, we provide a comprehensive range of intellectual property services tailored to meet the needs of small to medium businesses.

With extensive experience in intellectual property law, our team of dedicated lawyers specialises in practical and effective solutions for our business clients across Australia.

Advice regarding rights to your intellectual property

Along with providing expert advice on the rights associated with your intellectual property, our lawyers can assess your IP assets and advise on how best to protect your business. 

Trademark applications

Our team assists SMEs in trademark applications to ensure your brand, logo, or slogans are registered and protected.

Our trademark lawyers handle the entire process, from conducting comprehensive searches to filing the necessary documentation.


We help you understand and assert your copyright over original works, ensuring that your creative expressions are safeguarded.

Our Australian copyright lawyers provide guidance on copyright registration and enforcement, protecting your artistic and written creations.

Licensing issues

If you are looking to license your intellectual property or need assistance with licensing agreements, our team can provide valuable guidance.

We ensure your interests are protected and help you negotiate favourable licensing terms.

Business names & Domain names

Choosing the right business and domain names is crucial for branding and establishing your online presence.

Our IP lawyers can assist you in selecting names that align with your intellectual property rights and avoid potential conflicts.

IP protection in commercial & franchise contracts

When entering into commercial or franchise contracts, it’s essential to consider intellectual property protection.

Our IP lawyers provide comprehensive advice on incorporating intellectual property clauses into all pertinent contracts to safeguard your rights and assets.

Intellectual Property dispute resolution & litigation

If you become involved in disputes or encounter infringement issues, Ballantyne Law has an experienced litigation team ready to represent your interests.

We have a strong track record of resolving intellectual property disputes and will fight to protect your rights in court if necessary.

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Why choose our Australian IP lawyers?

When it comes to intellectual property matters, our Gold Coast law firm stands out for several reasons:

  •   Expertise: Our IP lawyers are highly skilled in intellectual property law and keep up with the latest developments in the field.
  •   Experience: We have resolved disputes and successfully protected intellectual property for many small businesses in Australia.
  •   Personalised Approach: We provide customised solutions tailored to the specific needs, budgets, and unique challenges facing Aussie small businesses.
  •   Comprehensive Services: Our intellectual property services cover all aspects, from initial advice and registration, to enforcement and litigation if required.
  •   Proven Track Record: We have a proven track record of delivering favourable outcomes for our clients in intellectual property matters.
  •   Client-Focused Approach: We prioritise open communication and collaboration with our clients. This ensures that your goals and concerns are at the forefront of our strategies.
  •   Cost-Effective Solutions: We understand the financial constraints that apply to many small businesses in Australia. Our IP services are designed to provide cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.

Contact your Australian IP Law Team

If you are a small business owner in Australia looking for expert assistance with your intellectual property concerns, we are here to help.

Our experienced IP lawyers provide the guidance and support you need to protect your intellectual property and ensure the success and longevity of your business.

Don’t let your small business’s intellectual property fall prey to potential risks. Decisive action is needed. Our IP lawyers can help you safeguard your intangible assets and secure the future of your business.

Contact the IP law experts at Ballantyne Law and schedule a consultation today.

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