Intellectual Property and Technology

McCabe Curwood has the skills and knowledge to adapt to the ever-changing legal and technical landscape affecting Australian businesses.

With extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions, we are renowned for providing practical and pragmatic advice on all aspects of technology transactions as well as the protection, commercialisation, exploitation and management of intellectual property.

The group has represented a diverse portfolio of local and international clients in complex litigation and alternate dispute resolutions. We also advise clients on a range of commercial matters including identification, protection, commercialisation and management of intellectual property rights, technology procurement, outsourcing, licensing, privacy/data protection, Australian Consumer Law compliance, product liability and warranties, product recalls, advertising and social media.

Additionally, we have experience in providing advice on a range of commercial documents including manufacturing, supply, distribution, consulting, research and development, joint venture, managed services, software development, outsourcing, licensing, assignment and confidentiality agreements.


  • Litigation
  • Management, protection, commercialisation and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, designs, patents, plant breeders rights, confidential information
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  • Compliance and education programs
  • ACCC investigations, product liability and product recalls
  • Supply chain contracts including non-disclosure and confidentiality, distribution, agency, management, joint venture, licensing, technology transfer, manufacturing, advertising/marketing and merchandising
  • Software development, procurement, outsourcing, e-commerce, social media and other technology related aspects of all corporate and commercial transactions
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Domain names and IT disputes

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