Who we are
Halfords IP was formed in July 2009, bringing together the expertise of two highly-regarded
boutique patent and trade mark attorney firms.
Halford & Co., founded in 1979 by Graham Halford, is regularly recognised as one of Australia’s leading specialist
firms for the protection and maintenance of intellectual property rights in Australia and overseas.
Macken IP was founded in early 2007 by Philip Macken. Philip is a patent attorney and lawyer who, prior to establishing Macken IP, had 15 years experience at the ‘big end of town’, including 7 years as a founding partner of the patent practice of a major commercial law firm.
What we do
We provide a comprehensive range of patent, trade mark, design and related intellectual property services, including:
- Drafting patent specifications;
- Preparation and filing of patent, trade mark and design applications;
- Prosecution of applications through to grant or registration;
- Opposition proceedings;
- Renewals of patent, trade mark and design registrations;
- Availability and infringement/freedom to operate searches and advice;
- Watching services;
- Recordal of assignments or other interests;
- Advice on intellectual property strategy and a wide range of patent, trade mark and
- IP due diligence and advice;
- Advice on appointment of litigation teams and providing litigation support for
asserting and defending intellectual property rights.
We are registered to act before the intellectual property offices of Australia and New Zealand and, for foreign matters, we maintain a strong network of trusted foreign associates.
We boast a highly experienced, proficient and communicative staff, with expertise in a broad range of technology, and experience working with clients of all sizes and capabilities – from sole inventors and start-ups, small to medium enterprises, through to major Australian and international corporations. We understand the importance of each client’s business and the time and cost pressures our clients are under, and so aim at all times to be practical and focussed in our approach to provide services of real value.
We are committed to working closely with our clients to ensure that the service we deliver is both relevant and cost-effective.
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