Strategic.
Proven Track Record.
Experts.

We are Actuate IP, intellectual property specialists. Agile and results driven, we focus on executing strong strategies to achieve the right outcomes for your business.

Global Reach for Your IP

Together with our network of trusted associates in all key jurisdictions, we can seamlessly manage your global intellectual property portfolio. We work with like-minded experts in other countries who, like us, focus on aligning IP strategies with client commercial objectives. Having us in your corner ensures consistency in your overall strategy and protection of your IP.

Project Fixed Fees Approach

We work differently from other firms - no hourly rates and no broad ranging estimates. We carefully scope your legal project at the outset, undertake a legal position assessment, provide a project plan and fixed fee for each stage. This provides you with greater fee certainty, direction and allows us to both focus on what matters – outcomes.

Leadership Team

Colin Cheung

Colin leads Actuate IP's legal team with a key focus on IP disputes resolution, litigation + oppositions and IP agreements.

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Colin Cheung

Principal | Lawyer @ Actuate IP

Jennifer Driver

Jennifer leads Actuate IP's trade marks and designs team and is responsible for hundreds of domestic trade mark portfolios.

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Jennifer Driver

Principal | Trade Mark Attorney @ Actuate IP

Nicholas Milne

Nicholas leads Actuate Patent's patent team and manages patent portfolios for his clients domestically and internationally.

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Nicholas Milne

Principal | Patent Attorney @ Actuate Patents

Expertise

IP Dispute Resolution & Litigation

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IP Commercial Agreements & Licensing

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IP Audit, Advice & Strategy Development

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International IP Portfolio Management

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Trade Marks Searches, Filing & Prosecution

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Patent Searches, Drafting, Filing & Prosecution

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Designs Searches, Filing & Prosecution

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Trade Mark, Patents & Designs Oppositions

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IP Monitoring & Watch Services

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Misleading or Deceptive Conduct & Passing Off

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Copyright & Moral Rights

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Protection of Confidential Information

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A selection of the clients Actuate IP have worked with

Are we the right fit for you?

  • We are intellectual property experts. IP is what we specialise in. We are not generalist lawyers. Your business will benefit from our depth of expertise.
  • We are outcome focused. We work with you to identify the outcome that aligns with your business priorities and execute a strategy to achieve that.
  • We are not just lawyers. We work also as project managers. This means you get transparency on actions, timelines and clear fixed fees from the outset.
  • We are a high calibre alternative to large firms. We have the team numbers and resources to manage complex IP matters efficiently and effectively.
  • We have a proven track record. We work with sophisticated businesses that understand the value of IP what it can do for their business.

Actuate IP are award recognised

2021, 2020, 2019 Recommended Expert in Australia - Colin Cheung, Principal World Trade Mark Review
2016 IP Litigation Firm of the Year in Australia Corporate International Global Awards
2015 Leading Victorian Copyright & Soft IP Law Firm Doyles Guide
2014 IP Law Firm of the Year Corporate International Global Awards
2014, 2012 World IP Surveyed Ranked Firm Managing Intellectual Property - Trade Mark Prosecution and Contentious

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